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ON Scripture: Kingdom Come (Undone): When the Most Christian States Are Also The Poorest (Matthew 13:31-33,44-52) By Joe Wiinikka-Lydon

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Kingdom Come (Undone): When the Most Christian States Are Also The Poorest (Matthew 13:31-33,44-52)

By Joe Wiinikka-Lydon

Alabama, where I live, was just placed dead last among states for livability, according to a recent CNBC article.

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The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel

Lillian Daniel: Mansions of Mysterious Metaphors

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

"In my Father's house are many mansions..." - John 14:2 KJV


he 1843 children's board game The Mansion of Happiness used a sixty-seven space spiral track to teach children the various Christian virtues and vices. You have to love that they tried. 


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July 22, 2017

David Crumm: Master translator Willis Barnstone unveils ‘Poets of the Bible’

Enter the master translator Willis Barnstone, now 89 (and we may all pray for his good health to continue his work for many more years). Granted, he’s not a household name among American readers like J.K. Rowling or John Grisham, but the world’s literary treasures are grander and richer because of Barnstone’s work over many decades.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Article

July 21, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: Gratitude for the poppies

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

We cannot always create something out of nothing. Rather, we change what already exists, and these tiny alterations give us meaning and purpose in our lives.
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

July 19, 2017

Bishop Ken Carter: When a new pastor arrives: Five essential keys to beginning a relationship

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

Last month a number of men and women have left a community and a congregation and have traveled to begin a new ministry. This process is physically, emotionally and spiritually challenging.
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

July 17, 2017

ON Scripture: GODISNOWHERE (Genesis 28:10-19a) By Jim Keat

ON Scripture: The Bible

You’ve probably seen it before: GODISNOWHERE. Depending on how you look at this combination of letters, one of two phrases will stand out. In times of distress and despair, bombarded by breaking news and confronted with the chaos of life, our first glance can easily read GOD-IS-NOWHERE. And in moments of safety and solidarity, when we find ourselves connected to something bigger than our own being, we might be able to see GOD-IS-NOW-HERE.
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Article

July 16, 2017

Gordon Stewart: The Parents, the son, and the girlfriend

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

She was homeless when he welcomed her into his parents' new townhouse. So far as the parents knew, she was 'sort of' their adult son's 'girlfriend' but they weren't exactly sure what their relationship was. It was strange. It didn't seem romantic. She seemed different.
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

July 15, 2017

Anthony Robinson: Never Give Up

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Our times are such we may be tempted to give up. To give up on a nation so deeply polarized and divided. To give up on a democracy so vulnerable to manipulation of fear and by falsehood. To give on the hope of being and building a beloved community when bruised by acts and words of cruelty and callousness.
The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath Article

July 14, 2017

Emily Heath: The Most Stressful Part of Sundays

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

I would rather write five sermons than lead the children's lesson at church. That's not really true, but I can say that I would have a whole lot less anxiety over those sermons than I would about the children's time.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon Article

July 13, 2017

Will Willimon: Protest & Public Witness - Video Presentation

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

Earlier this year, I had the chance to share a few thoughts and theological reflections through the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry about protest and public witness. Given the time we are in and the renewed place protest has in our public conversations, I hope you might find it helpful!