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Dropping the ‘School’ from Sunday School

“Let’s Ditch Sunday School” is the title of a talk I’ve given in various places and in webinars over the last couple of years.


Who is needed to fulfill your mission?

In mid-December, I attended an “Allies for Equality” reception, sponsored by Equality Ohio, honoring the work of Raymond Bobgan, executive artistic director of Cleveland Public Theatre.


Not Funny

I love award shows, but sometimes the host’s jokes just aren’t funny. 


Prayer for Risking the New

We are in one of those thin places. Christmas and Epiphany have long passed. 


Christmastide Blessings

Together we have celebrated the birth of the Christ child, and we know the wise ones are journeying to bring the newborn king gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 


Violins and hope

Last Sunday after worship, several members of Amistad Chapel UCC traveled to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in an eastern suburb of Cleveland to view –– to experience –– the special exhibit, “Violins of Hope,” a collection of restored violins that “survived” the concentration camps of World War II. 


Gratitude

James Moore tells a story in one of his books about being invited one evening after a speaking engagement to have dinner with a family in their home. 


Ten Ways to Become More Grateful

How do we “Give thanks in all circumstances” 1 Thessalonians 5:18?


Going Out with Style

Fall is a truly beautiful time of year. 


A Place to Belong

Recently, I spent a few days in a lovely Midwestern state park with a group of United Church of Christ and Presbyterian faith formation specialists.