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The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV Article

November 10, 2017

Rob Lee: When Teaching Becomes an Education

The Rev. Robert Lee (UCC)

I’ve had the best time teaching public speaking at my alma mater this past semester. This is my first semester teaching and frankly the realities and complexities of my life have made it hard for me to keep my eyes on teaching the classes I was assigned. But nonetheless this all changed when two very different students did something liberating and radical in my class.
The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville Article

November 09, 2017

Jim Somerville: Onward, Christian Soldier

The Rev. Dr. James Somerville (CBF)

I met Carol Adams at a 'Faith Leaders' Summit' at the Police Department. She was the one who had invited me, and when I got there, there she was: this petite, policewoman with a radiant smile, handing out water bottles and snacks and making me feel welcome in a place that didn't exactly reek of hospitality.
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

November 07, 2017

Bishop Ken Carter: Remembering Who We Are: Where covenant, justice and unity meet

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

This is the second post in the series, 'Remembering Who We Are.'
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

November 06, 2017

Bishop Ken Carter: Remembering Who We Are: Finding our core

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

In conversations with the Florida Conference cabinet and later with a small team of persons on the Commission on a Way Forward, we sought to gain more clarity and definition of what is at the core of who we are as United Methodist Christians.
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Samuel Article

November 04, 2017

Kenneth L. Samuel: Possessing What's Ours

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

I own a fairly modern MacBook Air PC, but I can hardly create a flyer, create a Power Point presentation, do a Podcast, or even execute a successful 'cut and paste' maneuver. And when it comes to the more intricate operations of downloading, uploading and providing links, I'm at a complete loss.
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

November 03, 2017

Anthony Robinson: Being "Convicted"

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

At least sometimes we do need to hear a hard word, a word that names our failures and self-deceptions, a word that causes us to straighten up and do better.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Article

November 02, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: What will make us better humans?

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

As I think about all of the complex questions we have ahead of us concerning downsizing, restructuring, property, and buildings, I’ve begun to have one guiding question.
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

October 31, 2017

Bishop Ken Carter: Luther's Reformation and ours

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

A sermon taken from Romans 5. 1-11 and preached by Bishop Ken Carter at Friedenau Methodist Church, Berlin, Germany, on September 17, 2017, and Knock Methodist Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 22, 2017.
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

October 30, 2017

Anthony Robinson: Repentance in Pew 16

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Eavesdropping from pew 16, I occurred to me that both Henry and his mother were right. Actual new music is needed in every new generation, to complement the musical tradition passed on to us.
The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

October 29, 2017

Lillian Daniel: Seven Deadly Apps

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

It seems that for every ancient sin, there is a social media app. Envy? Try Pinterest. You get so busy looking at pictures of what other people have, you don't pay attention to what is right in front of you.