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  • Sun at Horizon

    Reviving a Church One Sunset at a Time

    Setting ministries down can be a difficult thing, but it is sometimes easier to do when there is a ritual to do so, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy, who offers counsel on how to go about it. more

    Jul 30, 2018

  • Horsefly

    Wanted: The Patience of a Gadfly

    The Biblical patience to which we are called is not passive but persistent and political, pushy and impolite, biting and buzzing, writes the Rev. Bill Steward. more

    Jul 30, 2018

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Window

    The Preacher as Unanxious Presence

    Being an unanxious presence in our troubling time is not timidity, or silence—nor is it rage and condemnation. It is thoughtfulness—what to say, when to speak; it is searching for and speaking to the greater good, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. more

    Jul 23, 2018

  • Hamilton

    The Gospel in Rap

    Rev. Bill Cotton finds parallels between the stories of John the Baptist and the Apostle Paul and the story of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "Hamilton." more

    Jul 2, 2018

  • Melissa Hinnen Ordination

    Reflections Following Ordination

    In the midst of trying times, the Rev. Melissa Hinnen finds hope and encouragement in her ordination. more

    Jun 21, 2018

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