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Once We Were Strangers

Richard L. Floyd

These are our stories, not merely here in America, but throughout the world. There are still many "displaced persons" among the human family. They face unique challenges every day.

Exercise Your God-Given Maturity

Lillian Daniel

I would like to think that God is always bringing out the best in people, but sometimes it seems like people act their very worst around God.

No Improvement

Mary Luti

The people who are out to make a fast buck in cyberspace regard me as the most pathetic of human beings. They look at my life and weep.

Sometimes, Play Is Work

Alan Parker

Most of my close friends are not church-goers.

King of the Mountain

Matt Laney

Whose rules will you follow today?

In Situ

Mary Luti

The Rev. Jed Mannis sets up a communion table on the Cambridge Common every Sunday and leads the homeless members of the Outdoor Church in worship.

"The Little Things"

Matt Fitzgerald

When I was a child head lice got a kid stigmatized. Today head lice are the new normal.

Don't Believe the Hype

Emily C. Heath

The church does not need celebrities.

Perfect Pastors

Vince Amlin

Since I am a minister, people are always apologizing to me. When they drink or curse. When they talk about sex or anger.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Kenneth L. Samuel

On this Ash Wednesday we are mindful of the ashes from which we were created. Amen.