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November 24, 2017

Benjamin Corey: My "Aha" Moment - An Excerpt from the book, "Unafraid"


Excerpted from UNAFRAID: MOVING BEYOND FEAR-BASED FAITH by Benjamin L. Corey. The most important moments in life are those small flashes that happen when something shifts in our thought processes, and we begin to see things differently. I cherish these reframing moments, because even though they may seem quick or insignificant, they actually change everything.... Article

November 23, 2017

ReadtheSpirit: Thanksgiving: Americans feast, gather in tradition and gratitude

Join the millions of Americans giving thanks and expressing gratitude over a savory feast, as family and friends gather for the historical and beloved holiday of Thanksgiving.
The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt Article

November 22, 2017

Frederick Schmidt: We Thank You All the Same

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

Sometime ago I watched the film, 'Shenandoah.' James Stewart plays Charlie Anderson, a Virginia farmer who becomes embroiled unwillingly in the mayhem of the War Between the States. His family gathers at the dinner table, and Anderson prays....
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November 21, 2017

Mitch Carnell: In Shooting Aftermath, How Can Faith Infuse Our Daily Lives?


I heard the devastating news of the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, when I returned home from church. The horror of that incident is almost too much to comprehend. How can a single individual harbor that much hate? I have no idea.
The Rev. Talitha Arnold Article

November 20, 2017

Talitha Arnold: Harlot or Hotel Owner: What's in a Name?

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

'Rahab the Harlot.' That's what I first learned about the woman of Jericho who saved the lives of the two Israelite spies. Perhaps you did, too. We may have learned wrong.
The Rev. Ron Buford Article

November 19, 2017

Ron Buford: It's Time

Ron Buford (UCC)

A friend complained about his mom, a wealthy woman who by inheritance wanted for nothing . . . but was miserable. 'It's a living hell' was her constant refrain while shaking her downcast head when even life's smallest routine things went wrong. This so bothered my friend that their time together was difficult.
The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush Article

November 17, 2017

Paul Raushenbush: 12 Spiritual Leaders: A Surprising Surge Of Hope

The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush (ABCUSA)

It has been a long year, and, for those of us who work in the multifaith movement for justice, our worst fears have been realized.
The Rev. Wayne Meisel Article

November 15, 2017

Wayne Meisel: Tradition and Innovation: Seminaries that Change the World, Class of 2017-18

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

In the nearly twenty years since I graduated from seminary and the world has changed significantly, but the need for leaders trained to think theologically has not.
The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath Article

November 14, 2017

Emily C. Heath: Holding on a Little Too Tight

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

I hope that my death is still many years away. Age and actuarial tables tell me that's probably true, but you never really know. Friends and classmates I thought I'd grow old with have been lost in the blink of an eye. I don't live in fear or anxiety, but I do know that none of us is guaranteed tomorrow.
Carl McColman Article

November 13, 2017

Carl McColman: Five Elements of a Daily Contemplative Practice — and Four Principles for Cultivating Your Practice

Carl McColman (other)

Recently a reader of this blog posted this question: 'Just curious Carl — what does your typical schedule look like? How do you put it all together?' I think the larger question here is how can anyone — not just me — cultivate a daily contemplative practice. So I’ll answer the question, but then I want to reflect on the question of a regular practice in general.