Dr. Kimberly Whitney
It happened earlier in the spring. Progressive blogspots emblazoned the news: N.Y. Times Reading List achieves a full Euro Quota! My heart sank. But Facebook book posts with alternative reading lists began to spark and kindle across collegial lines.
On a recent, beautiful morning in May, I felt such gratitude for belonging to the United Church of Christ. On that Friday morning, I joined other national staff in a peaceful walk to pray first in front of the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, and then on the steps of City Hall.
Patrick G. Duggan
No, this is not a plug for General Synod 30 (but it could be!).
Someone asked me this week, "How do I find peace? I just feel so unmoored, so adrift but drowning in busyness. I can’t pack anymore things into my day, but I feel so unsatisfied with my life." I am hearing this a lot these days.
Bishop Yvette Flunder spoke her now well-known phrase "Bring wood to the fire" in a discussion several years ago with national staff and others on starting new churches.
Rev. Beth Long-Higgins
Things aren’t so different for the church. How will the church be responsive to the needs of older populations the world over?
About 15 years ago, I spent a delightful evening in Denver with a group of seminary professors. They were not the reason the evening was delightful. The evening was enjoyable because we attended a performance by a local improv group. This was my first experience with improv and I found it intriguing and very funny.
J. Bennett Guess
If I speak like I know everything, like the world revolves around me, but I don’t love, I am nothing but a fool at a microphone.
Call me odd if you’d like, but I like spring cleaning.
I spent most of the month of February cleaning out my elderly parent’s home in Florida. I was the last one out of the house after the movers and cleaners left, and I wandered around looking in each of the rooms, making sure nothing had been left behind.