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  • Jun 18

    The Weapon of Worship

    Rethinking the power of worship
    The Weapon of Worship

    These days, we've rediscovered the language of spiritual warfare. The warfare metaphor is used whenever the church undergoes a tough season. The culture in North America has turned against the church. The social contract that ...

  • Does faith in Jesus call women to stay with an abusive husband, men to mutilate themselves, and all of us to take a vow of poverty?

    The teachings of Jesus in passages like those below have been interpreted in this way, although the ...

  • Jun 17

    The Table in a Crisis

    Our series on pastoring during a pandemic crisis
    The Table in a Crisis

    Table as the way out of crisis

    As images of the quarantined passengers and crew aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess filled our living room television in February 2020, I experienced a feeling of nebulous foreboding. I distinctly ...

  • Jun 16

    Transitioning in a Crisis

    Our series on pastoring during a pandemic crisis
    Transitioning in a Crisis

    Pastoring During a Crisis: Managing Transition
    - Rev. Dr. Amanda Hecht

    The book of Acts tells the story of an early church that was often in transition due to one crisis or another. The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost led ...

  • Jun 15

    Innovating in a Crisis

    Our series on pastoring during a pandemic crisis
    Innovating in a Crisis

    Rhonda

    She always brought kids’ socks and stuffed animals to church. She crunched on ice cubes during the service like popcorn at the movies. She always sat in the third row of a 1,000-person auditorium, and every Sunday she ...

  • Jun 14

    Leading Staff Through a Crisis

    Our series on pastoring during a pandemic crisis
    Leading Staff Through a Crisis

    Leading Staff Through a Crisis

    “Ok, last item on the agenda. Let’s talk through what we are going to do if the Coronavirus starts to impact our area.” Our staff had spent three hours in our semi-annual planning meeting, ...

  • Jun 13

    Perpetual Love: A Prayer

    Perpetual Love: A Prayer

    O Lord,
    make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name,
    for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns ...

  • How and Where I Write: Winn Collier

    David George Moore

    It’s been my privilege to be in the personal spaces of several writers. Among others, Pulitzer winner Tony Horwitz warmly welcomed me at his home on Martha’s Vineyard as did William F. Buckley at his ...

  • Jun 12

    Weekly Meanderings, 12 June 2021

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 12 June 2021

    A big day for us: Graduation at Northern Seminary.

    Yikes!

    (Reuters) — Some might cringe, but at one Maryland chocolate shop, 17-year-old insects are flying off the shelves.Sarah Dwyer, of Chouquette Chocolates in Bethseda, started ...
  • Jun 11

    Increasing Capacity

    Increasing Capacity

    Most of us are familiar with the story of the professor who fills a container with large rocks and asks the students if the container is full. Of course, the students say. You can’t get another rock in the ...