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Quinn G. Caldwell

To hear some of us clergy talk, you'd think it must have been fun to be at the Last Supper.

The Odd Healing of Humor

John A. Nelson

The work for peace is a long haul. But there are good, rich moments.

Momentary Wonder

John A. Nelson

No souls were saved, no movements advanced. But a great wide wonder remains resident in my heart.


Mark Winters

I was a righteous child. I knew I was going to grow up and rid the world of injustice. Which is probably why I didn't have a lot of friends as a kid.

Persecution and Progress

Kenneth L. Samuel

It's amazing how God uses us in places we never intended to be in.

The Forgiveness Spiral

Molly Baskette

When people hurt and betray us, the shrapnel wound can go layers deep.

Running for Our Lives

Waltrina N. Middleton

As long as children and families are running for their lives, a culture of violence is a faith issue. Jonah wasn't allowed to run away from his calling to Nineveh, and neither can the church.

Commentary: "Coexist"—a response from Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald

As I said, I’m certainly not against different religions co-existing.

"God's Good Pleasure"

Richard L. Floyd

This passage reminds me of those jokes in which someone asks, "I've got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want to hear first?"

Three Learnings on the Occasion of my 40th Ordination Anniversary

Donna Schaper

I am so glad I never figured out how to color within the lines or paint by numbers.