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The Parable of the Unwanted Muscle Car

Pacific-Northwest communicator Patrick Scriven explains in parable fashion why the Millennial generation has little or no interest in taking over their parents' church.

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Statler and Waldorf are The Muppets' resident critics and purveyors of puns and corny jokes.

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Criticism and the Church

The Rev. Stephen Fife finds that the Church can always benefit from criticism, but only when such truths are genuinely spoke with love. more »

Nov 13, 2014 2:42 PM Perspectives

Gen X = The Forgotten Generation

Also known as the 'bridge generation," Generation X gets overlooked too often in the church's age-related ministries, and that's an injustice them and us, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. more »

Nov 13, 2014 2:33 PM

The Rev. F. Willis Johnson

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Grand Jury Decision Will Call for Courageous Compassion

As Ferguson, Mo., waits for a grand jury to decide whether to indict a police officer for the killing of a black youth, the Rev. F. Willis Johnson calls his community to seek compassion for all instead of violent protest. more »

Nov 13, 2014 5:01 PM Perspectives

Christian Faith: Opinion or Life?

Craig L. Adams asks: What if authentic Christian faith isn't about the things we believe (and fight about), but the way we live in our relationships with one another and with God? more »

Nov 13, 2014 5:37 PM Craig L. Adams

Notable Quote

"Christians seem to think Christ is Jesus’ last name. What Jesus allows us to imagine—because we see it in him—is that the divine and the human are forever one. God did not just take on one human nature, although that is where we could first risk imagining it in the body of Jesus. God took on all human nature and said “yes” to it forever! In varying degrees and with infinite qualities, God took on everything physical, material, and natural as himself. That is the full meaning of the Incarnation. To allow such a momentous truth, to fully believe it, to enjoy it in practical ways, to suffer it with and for others—this is what it means to be a Christian! Nothing less will do now. Nothing less will save the world."           – Richard Rohr