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.
Kathryn Matthews Huey
I may sound like I'm writing this week's message only for preachers, who just faced the formidable task of speaking once again about the Resurrection, that most astonishing claim at the heart of Christian faith, that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.
Rev. Dr. Patrick G. Duggan
In a few days, Christians everywhere will celebrate Good Friday. The irony in that thought is one that has always intrigued me.
Rev. Cameron Trimble
This morning I had breakfast with a pastor of a large congregation in Atlanta. Towards the end of the conversation, she paused, leaned across the table, and whispered almost as if she was worried I would think she had lost her mind completely, "I have a crazy, huge dream of what our church could be in the world."
Rev. David Schoen
Church names today speak a hoped-for vision, an invitation to a community with a cause, and a compelling (sometimes intriguing) identity.