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Toward a Theology of Coffee Hour

Richard L. Floyd

Wherever Jesus turned up there always seemed to be a meal.

Making a Scene

Tony Robinson

I am averse to making a scene. And I don't much care for it when  other people make one.

No Pious Meetings in the Liquor Store

Matt Fitzgerald

I took Isaiah's advice and skipped church on vacation. In lieu of worship I swam and rode bikes with my family. I also took a few trips to the country liquor store.

Sin No More

Mary Luti

One day my Italian Catholic aunties were sitting around the kitchen table counting up all the babies they'd had, one after another.

The Powerful Goodness

Molly Baskette

Ben Franklin had a spiritually healthy daily routine that we can all learn from and mirror. According to his diary, it went like this . . .


Willie Sordillo

Taking responsibility for one's actions is good; nagging guilt, however, is evidence of self-absorption, a turning away from God.

We Will Rebuild

Vince Amlin

Like the people of Judah returning to find their holy city wrecked, many walk through our doors (and perhaps yours, too) feeling spiritually demolished.

Passing Through

Matt Laney

When we gather around the Lord's Table, the rations are admittedly thin. And yet, the forgiveness of God in the breadcrumb and thimble-full of juice is an inexhaustible, renewable resource.

"Didn't I Wash Your Feet?"

Martin B. Copenhaver

It is good to know that Jesus' followers are still capable of shocking others by their outrageous behavior. 

Who Knows?

Kenneth L. Samuel

The most popular religions are the ones that promote a certain set of scriptures, messages, symbols, rules, codes and even 'secrets'as the key to unleashing the blessings of divine favor.