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Kimberly Knight Article

May 21, 2009

Your Interpretive Freedom

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Just a little reflection on the presentation by Anna Florence Carter at the Festival of Homiletics 2009.

Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

May 19, 2009

who needs the church/the wisdom of crowds

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

I reflect on a basic question: why do we need the church?
The Rev. Mark Sargent Article

May 18, 2009


Mark Sargent (UMC)

Unconditionally loving oneself and all others is the chief hallmark of spiritual and psychological health. How is it with you these days?
The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson Article

May 17, 2009

On Mothers, Palestine and Home

The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Samuelson (ELCA)

A recent confluence of stories and events has gotten me thinking about the connection between mother and home, and the homeland that Palestinians long to obtain.
The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker Article

May 16, 2009

He Will Make It Enough

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Bring what you have to Jesus and he will make it enough.

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan Article

May 15, 2009

A Handful of Mints: Whatever Happened to Right and Wrong?

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

Looking at two stories, one about a handful of mints, the other about an overdue library book, I explore the questions: Have we lost the ability to tell right from wrong?
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

May 15, 2009

Abortion, Torture and Integrity

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

I am reflecting on the varied issues that divide the church and yet call for consistency and, yes, integrity.
The Rev. Mark Sargent Article

May 08, 2009

I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet

Mark Sargent (UMC)

Planet Earth has undergone some dramatic changes in the past century or so! And, it's probably more precise to say that the world that we once knew has not only moved but has ended. What implications does that have for us who are followers of Jesus?
The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson Article

May 08, 2009

Lord, I don't believe, help my unbelief!

The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Samuelson (ELCA)

In an essay on "This American Life" on NPR, writer Dan Savage speaks of a new return to an old struggle with faith after the death of his mother. He finds an unexpected comfort in the church, even as he cannot quite embrace the faith again.

Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

May 07, 2009

Words, The Word and Getting on with Your Life

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

Ken Carter reflects on the importance of words, words that define who we are and words that send us forth into the world, in the context of a rainy graduation ceremony.