The Slingshot: Seminary degrees; Kilauea eruption; Healing crystals

(RNS) — The gold standard for church leaders — the Master of Divinity — is losing some of its luster to its humbler cousin, the two-year Master of Arts. For lots of Puna residents, a volcanic eruption like the one currently charging through their region is both an awful natural disaster and an invigorating spiritual reckoning. Given that crystals can be used to ‘make a promise to mama earth,’ it would seem important to know how they were extracted from mama earth.