William D. Cotton

The Rev. William D. Cotton challenges the coming investigation of his colleague, the Rev. Anna Blaedel, as persecution of her because of her sexual orientation. Read more

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On this Independence Day, the Rev. Bill Cotton thinks it wouldn't be amiss to lament the current state of America – and then speak words of hope for future generations. Read more


Rublev Trinity

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Trinity Sunday, observed this year on May 27, marks an important piece of Christian theology – the triune nature of God as the ever-flowing mystery of dancer and dance, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Practicing Faith

The story of Jesus' Ascension, to the Rev. William D. Cotton, was a political statement against the evil Roman Empire—a way of saying that we know one who in life or death is greater than Caesars. Read more

Ordained Ministry

As we move into Palm Sunday and Holy Week, the Rev. Bill Cotton recalls that his recent survival of a critical illness revives his assurance that "every day is Easter." Read more

Practicing Faith

Mark's gospel quotes Jesus saying very clearly that following him requires lifelong commitment and risk, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

Practicing Faith

Jesus Teaching

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In his weekly memo to those who preach, the Rev. William D. Cotton looks at how Jesus summarized the Ten Commandments into two and how they've shaped his life. Read more

Practicing Faith

Recalling Pharaoh's mistakes with the Hebrews, the Rev. William D. Cotton wonders how a federal government made up of billionaires can connect with the living needs of a waitress holding down two jobs. Read more

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