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Self-forgiveness is essential not only to our personal spiritual health, but to the spiritual health of our communities, writes the Rev. Irvin J. Boudreaux. more

Sep 27, 2017 11:19 AM Practicing Faith

Bible Pages

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Feeling overwhelmed by events? Turn to the Book of Proverbs and other sacred texts for the eternal wisdom to live each day, says the Rev. F. Richard Garland. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:58 PM Practicing Faith

Friar Juniper

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Drawing on tales from early monastics, the Rev. Jason Valendy asserts that pastoral leaders today should look foolish so that they don't draw attention away from Christ. more

Jul 26, 2017 9:46 AM Ordained Ministry

All Flame

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As Pentecost approaches, a chance encounter with a story from the Desert Fathers challenges the Rev. Morgan Guyton to pursue greater spiritual transformation. more

May 31, 2017 2:54 PM Practicing Faith

One of our favorite platitudes in troubled times is really all about control, rather than about living in trust as Jesus teaches, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. more

Aug 25, 2016 2:38 PM Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Cloud of Unknowing

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The anonymous 14th century mystical text "Cloud of Unknowing" holds spiritual wisdom for Christians even today, writes the Rev. Irvin J. Boudreaux. more

Aug 18, 2016 3:35 PM Practicing Faith

Surviving the rigors of church leadership with one's faith intact requires intentional tending of our spiritual assumptions about ourselves and the church environment, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Jan 25, 2016 1:15 PM Practicing Faith

This Is It Sign

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God's Holy Spirit may be trying to tell us some things we can only hear if we learn how to pay attention, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Aug 28, 2015 12:14 PM Practicing Faith

Fire breathing

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Inspired by another blogger, the Rev. Jeremy Smith counsels we can make our world better by concentrating on what emotions we breathe out. more

Mar 26, 2015 2:00 PM Jeremy Smith

Knowledge of God brings responsibility to fashion a society of love and justice, and a church that fails to do so will rightly fall, says Craig L. Adams in his reflections on the prophetic Book of Amos. more

Feb 26, 2015 3:00 PM Perspectives Archive

Looking at the distractions that brought down Rome, Gabe Horton wonders if the Church will fall because of its consumer mindset instead of a spiritual identity more

Feb 12, 2015 2:48 PM

There's a fine line between accountability and judgment, writes the Rev. Brandon C. Lazarus, and how he repents for having recently crossed it with a brother in Christ. more

Jun 11, 2014 11:54 AM 1 Comments

Lost

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Losing My Way: Farther Down A Blind Road

Sometimes, we must lose our way in order to find The Way to life as a follower of Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Ken L. Hagler, who suffered the onset of a vision disability this year. more

Nov 27, 2013 11:00 AM 'Jedi Pastor' Ken L. Hagler

Sleepytime Boy

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Vital Is As Vital Does

What does it really mean to be a "vital" church? The Rev. Dan R. Dick suggests that truly vital congregations show a vibrancy not connected with numerical increases. more

Mar 9, 2013 3:09 PM Dan R. Dick

Matthew's Rules for a New Year

The Rev. F. Richard Garland gives us another example of how little children can lead us to spiritual wisdom. more

Jan 4, 2013 11:09 AM F. Richard Garland