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August 20, 2018

David Crumm: Solus Jesus: Emily Swan and Ken Wilson are following Jesus into a world where everyone feels safe

Just imagine: A world where everyone feels safe. Everyone is loved. That alone is an astonishing vision in this era when each morning’s front-page headlines chronicle yet another crushing confrontation between our nation’s leaders. And then imagine: In this world shaped by Jesus’s vision of compassion and justice, everyone is invited to explore God’s goodness—because everyone recognizes that a loving God continues to remains active in our world.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

July 31, 2018

Susan Sparks: We Were Made for These Times

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

I recently had the privilege of reading this powerful piece from the author and poet Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I hope this feeds you as much as it did me . . .
The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

July 09, 2018

Susan Sparks: Flying Without Wind

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

A few years ago, Toby and I traveled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina because yes, we wanted to learn to hang glide. There’s a school near Kill Devil Hill where the Wright Brothers first flew. It’s at Jockey’s Ridge, the tallest sand dune on the East Coast. Article

June 25, 2018

Ben Pratt: In this time of turbulence: How can we learn to talk to each other again?

Civility requires courage. In fact, that kind of courage may be the missing ingredient in our anger-drenched era of daily conflict. I was reminded of this truth by an old friend as we compared the conflicts we faced in the 1960s with the conflicts we face today. My friend is 61 now. I’m a good deal older.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry Article

June 22, 2018

NEWS: Bishop Michael Curry to speak at Day1 Benefit Event in Atlanta

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

The preacher whose Royal Wedding sermon inspired the world is coming to Atlanta this September. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will speak at a benefit dinner for the Day1 media ministry on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m.
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Article

June 21, 2018

Gordon Stewart: "You're Reading from MY Book!"

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Like Lewis Black, I’m not big on televangelists who misuse the Hebrew Bible. I’m even less fond of institutional powers and authorities that use MY book, the New Testament, to justify a policy that is beyond justification.
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June 20, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Jimmy Carter's new book: "Faith, A Journey for All"


One of my birthday presents this year was accompanied by a great compliment. My son gave me Jimmy Carter's new book, "Faith: A Journey for All," and said, "Dad, this sounds like you." It was an over-the-top compliment, but I sincerely hope that it is true.
The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV Article

June 13, 2018

Rob Lee: Dear Uncle John - Suicide and the Love of God

The Rev. Robert Lee

Dear Uncle John, I lashed out the other day because of your life, because of my life, because of our shared experience surrounding suicide. I dropped the F-bomb to a guy who tried to say you and others who committed suicide were in hell. It came as a surprise to many on Twitter. The tweet now has some 219 thousand likes and I’ve found both critique and celebration in my language.
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June 13, 2018

Day1 Advisory Board Expands


The Alliance for Christian Media, parent organization of the Day1 media ministry, recently announced that 21 new members have joined its advisory board effective June 2018. The advisory board is composed of well-known pastors, scholars, professors, and other church leaders.
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June 11, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Complementarianism: A Separate-But-Equal Knockoff


An article I read recently extoling the virtues of complementarianism nagged at me. It would not let me rest. Complementarianism is a religious construct that deals with the roles of gender. The message is evil at its center.