Faith and Fitness

Faith and Fitness

As a teenager, Phanta Lansden battled obesity, anxiety, and self-doubt. She was bullied because of her weight. By the time she reached her mid-20s, she weighed almost 300 pounds. Later, as senior pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina,...
A Man on a Mission

A Man on a Mission

A professor of anthropology named Brian Howell was in an airport gift shop in Central America, looking for something for his 14-year-old son. Among the soccer jerseys and dried toads, he found a bright orange T-shirt that said, “I Survived a Short Term Mission...
Black Jesus

Black Jesus

Riverside Methodist Church in Occoquan had a black Jesus. Pastor Harley Camden noticed it the first time he walked into the small sanctuary and looked up at the stained-glass window at the front of the church. At first, he thought that the glass was simply dirty, but...
Taking Faith to Work

Taking Faith to Work

Amy Coney Barrett has been chosen by President Donald Trump to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. A committed Roman Catholic, Barrett interprets the Constitution through an approach known as originalism, which is favored by many on the right....