The Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Phoenix this week entered the zeitgeist as pastors and other church leaders debated a motion to condemn “alt-right white supremacy.”
The crowd was smaller, but the tears still flowed and the songs still resonated. A few hundred people walked down Calhoun Street Saturday morning singing “Amazing Grace” and stopping at the now-iconic white church along their path to pray as Emanuel AME Church's bells tolled for the nine peo…
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Soon after learning that nine worshipers were shot and killed inside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church two years ago, thousands of people across the world felt compelled to do something.
Drums beat, a trumpet bellows and voices rise up in jubilant greeting of the morning, Pentecost Sunday. It's a joyful day in the Christian church. Yet, here at Emanuel AME, sorrow still clings to the atmosphere, even two years later.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s popular National Museum for African American History and Culture, stood before the chancel of Emanuel AME Church on Thursday addressing hundreds of scholars and others eager to hear from one of the country’s most famous public historians. Hi…
During this past week as a hospice chaplain, I helped orient my new replacement. My first suggestion was, “Dress for success — lose the coat and necktie.”
When Pastor Randall Derrick arrived at Macedonia Lutheran Church in Prosperity 39 years ago, he was prepared to be “a fisher of men,” as Jesus implores his followers to be.
“Do you believe that we’ll recognize each other in the next life?” asked Dr. Nesbitt, stopping me just short of our morning staff meeting.
On an otherwise bright and sunny May morning, a lone police officer stood guard recently in front of Charleston’s Brith Shalom Synagogue along Rutledge Avenue.
The second anniversary of the racially motivated Emanuel AME Church shooting, which left nine worshippers dead in 2015, will include everything from a unity march to a forum on race to an ecumenical church service.
"Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky."
Explore this interactive to find out complete details about the first-ever Spirited Brunch taking place Sunday, May 21. Participating downtown houses of worship, representing many faiths, are opening their doors for a few hours of fellowship and food reflective of their congregations. Learn …
D.J. Curl wanted nothing more to do with Christian education after he graduated from Eagle's Landing Christian Academy south of Atlanta in McDonough, Georgia.
In 1992, I dragged my family from our California-dreamin’ home to Houston, Texas, where I accepted my first job as a hospital chaplain.
The 14 deities were in place, receiving hundreds of devotees who came from every corner of the Charleston metropolitan area, and from Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and points beyond.
Herb Silverman was born on June 14, 1942 — Flag Day, which perhaps accounts for his patriotism. He came of age in the turbulent 1960s, attending first Temple University in Philadelphia, then Syracuse University in the middle of New York State, earning degrees in mathematics.
“My world turned upside down” is an expression we use when things go wrong. It literally describes the feeling I had 10 years ago when my SUV turned upside down.
As South Carolina schools serving students from low-income families struggle with budget constraints, a Charleston charity has devised an innovative approach to help. And there's hope its success will spread.
A church thrift store that's been operating in a James Island shopping center for more than two decades will close at the end of May because of rising costs in the developing area.
The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in West Ashley is celebrating the completion of its renovation project and the installation of 14 Murtis — Hindu deities — sculpted in India. The three-day event is April 28-30 at 1740 Jervey Ave., off Orange Grove Road.
When Clay Ross, all excited about the idea of forming a band, brought a few Gullah songs to his mates, drummer Quentin Baxter and trumpet player Charlton Singleton listened politely, acknowledged their colleague’s zeal over his “discovery,” then looked at each other and smiled.
Whether the Resurrection is believed or not, no one can deny something special happened in Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago.
For many artists, including North Charleston resident Alan Rabon, creativity is a delicate thing.
It’s becoming nearly impossible to dodge. Politics has crept into our everyday lives. It’s on your Facebook news feed, and it may even come up in once unlikely places, such as the office, the dinner table or your pew.
The author of Ecclesiastes says there is “a time to every purpose under the heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die.” In my job as health care chaplain, I’ve seen both of these times.
When the Charleston Gospel Choir prepared a program called “Just Like Family: The Black Mother that Raised Me — A Story of Love, Loyalty and Devotion,” social media lit up with expressions of rage, followed by phone calls and emails, some littered with insults and threats, that rattled conce…
The Greater Macedonia Church building on Alexander Street in downtown Charlesston is for sale. So is the Mount Carmel AME Church building on Rutledge Avenue. The old Zion-Olivet Presbyterian Church at the end of Cannon Street sits empty.
Do you ever have such good start to your day that you could describe it with the Mary Poppins moniker, “practically perfect in every way”? In the years I served as a pediatric chaplain, those days were hard to find.
When Kate and Sean Norris first set up a church together, they were surrounded by pawn shops and tattoo parlors on the South Side of Pittsburgh.
First, I need to assure you that my wife, Becky, only wears dead things around her neck during S-week. That’s the week she challenges her pre-kindergarten class of 4-year-olds to wear something that starts with the letter "S."
Dodging stepladders and sawhorses, the three men carried a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of drywall into an unfinished room and hoisted it above their heads, placing the first panel in what was to be a brand-new ceiling.
Delegates for The Diocese of South Carolina, a conservative Anglican group that separated from The Episcopal Church in 2012, chose on Saturday to join the Anglican Church in North America. The unanimous vote was cast at the Diocese's convention held at St. Paul’s Church in Summerville.
Ten years ago, I was working as the Chaplain for Women and Children in a local pediatric hospital, visiting patients in our oncology ward and ICUs. I spent most days visiting children and their parents, but sometimes it was the staff that needed my attention.
More than a decade ago a lifelong dream of mine came true when I was awarded a multiyear management training contract to work in Zambia in southern Africa.