Possibilities abound: Let us face the future with hope June 27, 2009
I've been energized today by the many familiar faces I saw as I wandered the plenary hall and exhibit area of DeVos Place. Embraces and reminiscing abounded as I reconnected with long-time friends and more recent acquaintances.
In the Margins: And so it begins... June 26, 2009
I have to admit - I've never been to General Synod before. As a first-time attendee, and as part of the national staff, I'm amazed at how everything comes together. Quickly.
Opinion: Obama sounds like the UCC April 29, 2009
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UCC seminaries: Much to celebrate; more work to do April 1, 2009
Ultimately, the crucial issue is whether or not we are adequately preparing religious leaders for their positions in communities of faith. The United Church of Christ has a rich history of standing on the front line of providing just such religious leadership.
'We are not helpless; we are making decisions' April 1, 2009
These are comforting words. Usually. But do they sound a little hollow as our country and nations around the world fall deeper into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? Some 22 million people in the United States cannot find work — a 50 percent increase in the past year. One in 10 homeowners is either in foreclosure or behind in their mortgage payments. We certainly have reason to worry. As the saying goes, "if you aren't worried, you haven't been paying attention."
More than ever, time for UCC young people is right here, right now April 1, 2009
The phrase "young people are not the church of the future, they are the church of now" has been rumbling around my head and heart for the past few years. I'm not sure where I heard it, or if I've merely morphed what others have said, but the sentiment expressed seems clearer to me with each passing year.
Going the distance, Conference minister embraces competition December 1, 2008
Ohio Conference Minister, the Rev. Bob Molsberry, is one such athlete. He competed in 2008 as a hand cyclist at both the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Columbus marathons in Ohio. His times of 1:42:03, for third place at Wright-Patterson, and 1:47:04, for second place in Columbus, place him among the top hand cyclists in the region.