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The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Our Dwelling Place and the Wrath of God

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)


Six old friends have arrived from Indiana, Minnesota, and Illinois for New Year's Eve in the Dempsey's living room. A seventh unbidden visitor - pancreatic cancer managed by chemotherapy - makes us freshly aware of our mortality.


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The Rev. Wayne Meisel

Wayne Meisel: First Job Out of College: 7 Things to Consider

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)


Service Programs that Change the World: Class of 2018

People often ask me what my most important career choice has been. That answer is surprisingly: it was my decision to do a year of service after I graduated from college. My year of service impacted every major part of my life and defined my career trajectory. I'm not talking about getting into the best grad school or landing that perfect job with a big consulting firm. I'm talking about deciding to go "all in" with your life as you both explore and commit to living a life of meaning, fulfillment and transformation.

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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

December 24, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: A Christmas Message from ELCA Presiding Bishop

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

In her Christmas message, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reminds us that Advent is a time to be present and still, to be aware of the promise to come.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry Article

December 22, 2017

Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas 2017 Message

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

“Have a blessed Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and go out and make music in the heart of the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2017. Read or watch...
The Rev. Kurt Lammi Article

December 20, 2017

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Christmas Prayer

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

Good and loving God, It’s Christmas, the time we celebrate your coming - as a baby. We all know the story. We hear it year after year.... But, God, I must admit...I don’t get it. Why a baby?
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December 18, 2017

The Rev. George L. Choyce: Excerpt from "The Potter's Wheel: How Epilepsy Changed My Life"


In this excerpt from his new book 'The Potter's Wheel," which tells his story of moving through the stages of grief in dealing with epilepsy, Episcopal priest George Choyce shares insights about the stage of anger.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Article

December 16, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, can you save us from being hot messes?

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter and I were watching 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' when Midge Maisel pulled out her measuring tape and began to write down the size of her ankles, calves, and thighs. While she checked her proportions, we laughed at the ridiculousness of it.
The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt Article

December 14, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: Why the Conversation about Rights Won’t End Harassment

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Rightly, we have been discussing women’s rights in one form or another for nearly 170 years in the United States. None of that has effectively addressed the issues of objectification, exploitation, harassment or physical violence.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

December 12, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Disengage the Autopilot

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

I was driving to work one day thinking about my schedule—the meetings I needed to attend, reports I needed to finish, preparations still to be completed for upcoming travel, email I needed to answer, phone calls I absolutely had to make, and compiling a grocery list in my head so I would pick up what I needed for supper on the way home from work. All of a sudden I found myself pulling into the parking garage at the Lutheran Center. I had driven the 9 miles to work and had no idea how I got there.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

December 08, 2017

Susan Sparks: Three Redwood Wishes

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Anyone who has stood in the presence of redwoods knows that it's a holy experience. As I walked under their great canopy, I began to wonder: what if these massive trees could talk? What wisdom would they share with our twenty-first-century society? What redwood wishes might be offered for our broken world?