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…so much of the rhetoric [from TREC] around this reimagining has to do with getting “outside church walls,” pushing beyond the habitual confines of our church life and offering people a new paradigm of Christianity. …So we should get outside our increasingly empty pews and go talk with people… But what shall we say to…(Read More)

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by Donald Schell I enjoy reading movie reviews. I find them a good way to listen for themes and ideas in popular culture. Sometimes the best reviewers get me wondering about the philosophy (and even theology) of the moment – what it has to say to our proclamation of Gospel or what the Gospel we…(Read More)

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Another war in the Middle East

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by George Clifford President Obama, in a speech to the nation on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, declared that the United States is engaged in a war to degrade and then to destroy ISIL – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. As an American Christian committed to working for peace…(Read More)

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Spiritual Fitness

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by Derek Olsen Most of the things that we do in life—especially our modern lives—take up our time. However, I am firmly convinced that there are two things that actually give us time back: prayer and exercise. I find that when I’m doing these regularly, I can think more clearly, am more…(Read More)

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Reading Scripture Creatively

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by Kathy Staudt A good deal of my teaching this fall turns out to require some open reflection on the way that I read the Bible . I keep discovering that my habitual way of reading Scripture is not obvious to everyone, though it comes naturally to me as a reader of literature and poetry…(Read More)

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The Bible and ecology

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by George Clifford Reflecting on forty years of preaching, I realized that the content of my sermons has changed in several ways. One of the most important changes is that I talk less about experiencing the divine presence in and through nature and more about human responsibility for the natural world. Four theses influenced my…(Read More)

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Psalms for difficult days

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by Maria Evans Hold not your tongue, O God of my praise; * for the mouth of the wicked, the mouth of the deceitful, is opened against me. They speak to me with a lying tongue; * they encompass me with hateful words and fight against me without a cause. Despite my love, they accuse…(Read More)

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By Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster The striking austerity and dramatic contrasts of the Irish coast landscape is the setting for this remarkable film. Like the dangerous beauty of Sligo County, Ireland, this film is a masterful study in the juxtaposition of gentleness and violence, humor and seriousness, life and death, sin and forgiveness. Father…(Read More)

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by Rie Linton The website Patheos.org posted an article on August 17, 2013 written by David Murrow entitled n2myhead, is currently developing a curriculum on Diversity and lives in Huntsville, AL…(Read More)

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The Lord Provides

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by Will Hocker Reflection on Genesis 22.1-14 for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Pride Day On Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Pride Day — or as some of we older, crotchety minsters of the Good News like to call it — Queer Liberation Day, I can only think to tell you what a queer little…(Read More)

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