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Drifting down a river on a hot July day is a pretty great thing to do. But drifting isn't always cool.
Richard L. Floyd
Today we celebrate Independence Day. There will be many speeches about freedom, an ideal much treasured among us. But we must acknowledge that many living in slavery in 1776 did not become free that July 4.
On this day before the national celebration of freedom, it would be good to remember how we’re also connected to one another.
or many, ground shifts are a daily reality.
In the 1960’s, my mother and father left the church they grew up in for many reasons. One thing they really objected to was the idea that we shouldn’t ask for too much in life because we’ll get our reward in Heaven—also known as “pie in the sky, in the bye and bye.”
Emily C. Heath
Most churches dread stewardship season.
Last Sunday we welcomed new members to our church. Coincidentally, I was preaching about one of many Bible stories where Jesus is criticized for socializing with sinners.
Christianity (and life) is all about crossing over.
If the Ark of the Covenant is dross, what can I be sure is gold? Which of my beloved traditions or beliefs can I withhold from the refiner's fire?
I learned a new twist on an age-old spiritual practice called the Ignatian Examen at youth group the other day. It's called Pow Wow How.