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The Rev. Kurt Lammi

Kurt Lammi: Why Pray?

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

 

A single 28-year-old woman once came into the office Katie Gohde, a Christian counselor.  The woman flopped onto the couch, crossed her arms, and confessed, "I know this sounds awful, but I hate going to church right now and the last thing I want to do is pray.  I know I'm supposed to lean on God," she added - with air quotes for emphasis - "And everyone thinks I have a really strong faith. I go to church every Sunday. I lead Bible studies and women's retreats. I've tried to live the right way, but the truth is, I'm burned out. And to be honest, I'm really ticked off at God. I've done my part. When do I get to be happy?" 

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The Rev. Henry Brinton Article

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Henry Brinton: Seeking True Christmas Spirit? Consider Diving Deeper This Year

The Rev. Henry Brinton (PCUSA)

Did you ever think: Our daily social media fixes are really weapons of mass distraction? Read Henry Brinton's column from ReadtheSpirit.com
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November 26, 2018

Judith Valente on ‘How to Live’: What St. Benedict’s 6th Century Text Can Teach Us About Our Communities Today

ReadTheSpirit.com

Judith Valente’s new book, How to Live, is so timely that we invited her to write our Cover Story, this week, focusing in particular on wisdom from the 6th Century Rule of St. Benedict about leadership. In this column, she is drawing on just one of the nearly two dozen reflections in her new book.
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September 28, 2018

David Crumm: C.S. Lewis Is Alive and Well! Why an Oxford-Cambridge Professor who Died 55 Years Ago Remains a Best-Selling Author

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Clive Staples Lewis is back! HarperOne has just released two new C.S. Lewis books that fans of the prolific Christian author should regard as magical wardrobes—literary doorways that open into the world of Lewis’s creative mind and heart.
The Rev. Benjamin Pratt Article

September 24, 2018

Benjamin Pratt on the James Bond Bible Study: ‘Do you have the courage to open your eyes?’

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

“Do you have the courage to open your eyes to the many guises of evil in our times?” That’s a line from a reviewer’s recommendation of my book, Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins and 007’s Moral Compass, which was published 10 years ago this autumn.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

September 20, 2018

Susan Sparks: Lord Give Me Patience . . . And Make It Snappy!

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Our modern society can best be described in three words: fast, immediate, and instant! We speed walk, speed dial, and speed date.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

September 14, 2018

Will Willimon: Reflecting on Bishop Goodson - New Book Review, "Go And Be Reconciled"

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

William E. Nicholas, professor emeritus at United Methodist-affiliated Birmingham-Southern College, and an active member of the conference Archives and History Committee, provides a wonderful treatment of Alabama Methodist racial history in his new book Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront Racial Injustice: 1954-1974.
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September 04, 2018

David Crumm: The Original ‘Outlaw Christian,’ Jacqueline Bussie Leaps from Despair to ‘Love Without Limits’

ReadTheSpirit.com

Based on the success of her first book, What Jacqueline Bussie did not realize is that her 'outlaw' idea was edgy and popular with her evangelical editors—until she revealed the next steps she wanted to take in her spiritual journey. In writing this new book, Bussie simply assumed that her editors would follow her lead in calling for loving relationships with actual 'outsiders'—including Muslim and LGBTQ friends.
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August 27, 2018

David Crumm: Reviving Our Soulforce: Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry Distill Dr. King’s Wisdom into Seven Pivots for Courageous Communities

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“Soul force is where the Spirit of God and our human resilience meet. The Spirit doesn’t override our will, nor does it bypass our humanity. The Spirit works in concert and collaboration with our ingenuity gifts and grit,” Reesheda and Shawn write in the introduction to their new book, Soul Force: Seven Pivots toward Courage, Community and Change.