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Carl McColman

Carl McColman: Encountering Jesus through Questions in the Gospels

Carl McColman (other)


Saint Teresa of Ávila, one of the greatest of Christian mystics, understood clearly that the height of mystical spirituality, at least for Christians, must be grounded in the humble humanity of Jesus Christ. In chapter 22 of her Autobiography, she writes,

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The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt

Frederick Schmidt: 4 Ways to “Future” the Church

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)


In a recent article on "Futuring" in The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims observes: "The art and science of futuring is fast becoming a necessary skill, where we read signals, see trends and ruthlessly test our own assumptions." "' It's clear,' he notes, relying on the work of Scott Smith, that "we're not going to make it through [our complex environment] as passengers.'"

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Dr. Greg Carey Article

January 18, 2017

Greg Carey: Grace Inside the Church and Out

Dr. Greg Carey (ELCA)

When I was in middle school, I committed an act of vandalism significant enough to elicit a police investigation. Three weeks passed before I was called into the principal’s office to meet the detectives. I thought I’d gotten away with it. I still managed a firm denial, but the police already had a confession from my friend and accomplice. Also, an eyewitness had pegged us. We were busted. Article

January 17, 2017

Benjamin Pratt: Martin Luther 2017: 500 Years of Reformation

To kick off this historic year, we invite author and columnist Benjamin Pratt to stir our reflections on the Reformation by describing his own recent visit to Luther’s home...
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

January 16, 2017

ON Scripture: Trump’s Inauguration and Conflicted Hope in a Divided Christianity (Isaiah 9:1-4) By The Rev. Billy Honor

ON Scripture: The Bible

The nation of Israel was in a time of looming war and destruction, darkness and gloom (Isaiah chapter 8). As a result, the people were divided and uncertain about the future and searching for answers. This was the period of time somewhere around the end of the reign of King Ahaz when the Isaiah prophesied that the coming of a new messiah or divine leader was near.
The Rev. Wayne Meisel Article

January 16, 2017

Wayne Meisel: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Intersection of Faith and Service

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

What I like best about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is that it is a day on, not a day off.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

January 16, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: A Message for Martin Luther King Day

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

On Monday, Jan. 16, our nation will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King’s work called us, all of us, to remember our neighbor. As a civil rights leader, he spoke about a vision of a beloved community and preached a message of love.
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel Article

January 15, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: Affirmation

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel (UCC)

According to Matthew's gospel, before Jesus performed any miracles . . . before he interceded on behalf of the weak and the afflicted . . . before he offered himself as a ransom for the sins of many . . . Jesus was affirmed by God.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

January 14, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Happy New Year!

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

Here is where the great gift of grace, especially as it comes to us in baptism, helps us make sense of our lives and resolves the stress of New Year’s resolutions—it acknowledges that we are broken and does away with the false hope or the intolerable burden of our being able to make ourselves right.
Carl McColman Article

January 13, 2017

Carl McColman: Seven Ideas for a Contemplative New Year’s Resolution

Carl McColman (other)

‘Tis the season for making a resolution for a positive change in our lives. It’s easy to get cynical about new year’s resolutions (how many of us join the gym in January, only to cancel our membership by March?), but I think we need to keep a positive attitude. Better to make a resolution and at least attempt to improve ourselves, than just not to bother at all.