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It's Reign of Christ Sunday, Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Christian year. Today we reflect back upon the mighty acts of God proclaimed every Sunday of this year. We celebrate that, because Christ emptied himself of the authority of God and humbled himself to the point of death on a cross, God has highly exalted him and given him the name that is above every name. Therefore every knee in heaven and on earth and under the earth should bow to him. (Philippians 2:6-10) He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Revelation 19:16)Read full transcript...
One of the more disturbing developments in Progressive Christian thought of late is the demonizing of difference.
When is it time to step back and to not speak, and when is it time to keep speaking and to keep working?
Just a few miles south of Hartwell, Georgia there is an historical marker and stone monument that declare that this spot is the 'Center of the World.' When you see the marker and note the rural surroundings you wonder how that designation came to be.
In this six-week series, we’ll explore some familiar Hebrew stories of despair and deliverance. Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses each persevered with God’s help amid almost unimaginable darkness. This series is for the times in your life when there seems to be no way out, and for the times when God’s covenant shines a light in the darkness providing that way, after all. Part 3, "Protecting," features Bishop John Selders.
There are some Christians who give the Bible godlike homage. It might as well have come floating down from heaven on the wings of angels. Should we ascribe to the Bible divine status?
This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the fellowship, the friends and family, the football and did I mention that I love the food. Unashamedly it might very well be my favorite holiday. Yet, despite all my warm feelings about Thanksgiving, I am not blind to its historical shortcomings.
Have you noticed that the people who have the most to say about the orthodoxy or correctness of Christian doctrine are often not the people who actually do the work of Christ?
'The church’s best days are still ahead,' said Cameron Trimble. I shared a conspiratorial smile, as I often do when with her. She is executive director of the Center for Progressive Renewal, where I am a consultant. She was telling me about Convergence, a network that she is dreaming up with a group of people, including authors Brian McLaren and Diana Butler Bass.
At a workshop on supervision, a group of us were telling stories about past bosses. One person worked for an admiral who had a clear vision and knew how to share it. She carried his gift for managing by objective into a very different career in the non-profit world.