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Dr. Greg Carey

Greg Carey: The Nashville Statement and the Decline of the Christian Right

Dr. Greg Carey (ELCA)


Recently a group called the Coalition for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - no, really, they call themselves that - created a small stir by issuing the "Nashville Statement." The statement and the lack of attention it's receiving reveal the degree to which the old religious right has lost its capacity to influence public conversations.

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UMC General Commission on Religion and Race: Being the “Blessed” Amidst Violence

United Methodist Church (UMC)


Reflection: Being the "Blessed" Amidst Violence

We are witnessing escalating violence in word and deed from brother to brother and sister to sister. And we experience fear and pain. We mourn and sorrow. We wonder if there is hope for righteousness and justice. We question, "Will there be peace among us? When?" In the midst of our questions and uncertainty, we hear the words of Jesus reminding us who we are and what we are about as followers of Christ.

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The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

September 20, 2017

Tony Robinson: Faith Is Simple (But Not Easy)

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

It is easy to turn faith into an instrument of me getting what I want. But I kind of think faith is more about God getting what God wants, what God wants in and through us.
The Rev. Benjamin Pratt Article

September 20, 2017

Ben Pratt: How come we can’t talk to each other anymore?

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Is your heart still broken over the evil that came to Charlottesville, Virginia, one month ago? As I ponder that horrific eruption of hate, the question that troubles my heart is as old as a folk song from the ’60s: Why can’t we talk to each other anymore?
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

September 18, 2017

ON Scripture: Imagining Economic Justice (Matthew 20:1-16) By Thomas G. Long

ON Scripture: The Bible

Every day at 3:00 a.m., the men who have slept on the floor of the Border Farmworkers Center in El Paso rouse themselves from sleep. Soon the busses from the farms growing chiles and peppers in New Mexico will rattle into the parking lot. The overseers will step off the buses and look over the crowd of men hoping to work in the fields. Those who appear young, strong, and able will be summoned to get on the bus, while others will be left behind, hoping that another bus will soon arrive needing laborers.
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel Article

September 17, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: Light from the Least

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

When thick, palpable, complete darkness descended upon the Egyptians, I wonder why none of them seemed to notice that the Children of Israel had light. Perhaps Egypt's plague of darkness was really a plague of arrogance - a stubborn refusal to look for light among the people to whom the Egyptians felt superior.
Carl McColman Article

September 16, 2017

Carl McColman: How do Contemplatives Share the Gospel with Others?

Carl McColman (other)

In my recent book, Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints and Sages, I made a comment that inspired a reader to reach out to me. It involves the question of evangelization, or proclaiming the Gospel.
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

September 15, 2017

Tony Robinson: Another Way

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

I started my ministry in small, rural churches. I did my pastoral work standing in dairy barns and over coffee at kitchen tables. I even wrote my seminary master's thesis on small churches and their strengths and challenges.
The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath Article

September 14, 2017

Emily C. Heath: Ready to Move

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

Do you ever feel like God's not paying attention? I've felt that way before. Sometimes I'll look at the unfairness of the world, and the way that evil seems to win out, and I'll wonder, 'Doesn't God care?'
The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

September 13, 2017

Lillian Daniel: Stop Trying to Find Yourself

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

Individualism tells you that you are special and unique. So go find that unique quality about yourself, then live by that quality and then you will be happy. In other words, the first thing to do is 'Find yourself.'