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The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

May 11, 2017

Tony Robinson: Enough

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

The 23rd Psalm is such a fixture at funeral and memorial services that we may associate it first and most with grief and occasions of mourning. Which is fine. But it is too rich for one setting or a single meaning.
ReadTheSpirit.com Article

May 10, 2017

David Crumm: Barbara Mahany on ‘Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving’

ReadTheSpirit.com

This is a memoir spanning many years of maternal experiences by Barbara Mahany, perhaps best known from her earlier life as a beloved Chicago Tribune columnist. Even if you don’t live in the Chicago area, you may have enjoyed her columns via wire services or the Internet.
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

May 08, 2017

ON Scripture: The Many Rooms of God (John 14: 1-14) By Karyn L Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

The news of the world with its conflicts between racial, ethnic and political groups affects us not just on a global level but often on an interpersonal level as we go about our daily living.
Carl McColman Article

May 07, 2017

Carl McColman: C. S. Lewis, Brendan the Navigator, and Evelyn Underhill

Carl McColman (other)

In March I was one of several presenters at a symposium on C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. The theme of the symposium was “Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God.” Here is the transcript of my talk, in which I weave together my love for C. S. Lewis — especially the Narnia stories — with two influences on him: Evelyn Underhill and St. Brendan the Navigator.
The Rev. Talitha Arnold Article

May 06, 2017

Talitha Arnold: To Seek with Heart and Soul

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

This May 22 at the church I serve, we celebrate the 'Rite of Initiation and Confirmation' with six young people from the congregation. The service marks the end of a two-year journey for the young adolescents and also the beginning of their adult lives, or the 'initiation to adulthood' as we call it.
The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath Article

May 05, 2017

Emily C. Heath: Laughable

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

Abraham and Sarah had given up on having children together. Years past the age of fertility, they knew it just wasn't possible. So when Sarah heard that she is going to have a child, her response is a natural one: she laughs.
Carl McColman Article

May 04, 2017

Carl McColman: A Contemplative Faith — with a Gaelic Accent!

Carl McColman (other)

What, exactly, is Celtic Christianity? Sure, it’s the spirituality found in books like John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara or Esther de Waal’s Every Earthly Blessing, among many others. But still: what is it?
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

May 03, 2017

Tony Robinson: But First It Will Make You Mad

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

'The Truth Shall Make You Free.' These words from the Gospel of John show up in lots of places. On the pediments of college buildings, on university seals, and above library entrances....
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

May 01, 2017

ON Scripture: A Radical Ethic of Love (Acts 2:42-47) By Shane Claiborne

ON Scripture: The Bible

One of the first things that happened as the Church was born that first Pentecost 2000 years ago… is that they started sharing everything they had. They worshipped in their homes. The Gospel was lived out of dinner tables and living rooms. And just as amazing as speaking in tongues, was this: THEY SHARED.
The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

April 30, 2017

Lillian Daniel: The 4 Types of Nones

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

These days, one out of three people under the age of 30 checks off 'None' as their religious preference. In writing my last book, I came to understand that the people who check off 'None' do so for a number of reasons.