The desert in Nevada, where native people once came for water to sustain life, is waiting for the transformation inherent in faith says Gene Stoltzfus, as he joins Holy Week prayer and protest at an air force base.
The resurrection of Christ is not an argument to be had but a life to be lived, says Rowan Williams. We need to hear what is so often the question that's really being asked when people ask, 'How do you know?'
The crucifixion reminds us that God is well acquainted with places like Abu Ghraib, says Jennifer Halteman Schrock. May the suffering that Christ endured while on trial as a “terrorist” fill us with compassion.
It can be hard to quantify the benefit of having chaplains, says Mark Vernon. Their work is not amenable to a cost-benefit analysis. But that does not mean it has no value or effect, just that it has to be assessed in human rather than statistical terms.
A confident and independent Scotland, far from deserting its neighbours, might actually end up being a better friend, argues writer Nick Thorpe, analysing the language used to describe the referendum choices and how it can both lead and mislead.
An independent Scotland could be the start of something even bigger: disaffected voters in England, Wales and Northern Ireland motivated to find a different society, say Molly and John Harvey, senior church figures in Scotland. They write with only days to go before the historic referendum on self-government.