Preaching to the Easter crowds
Our guests know that resurrection defies logic. That is why they come sidling through our doors—every one of them comes hoping for it.
Spiritual direction on stormy waters
These Gospel stories can seem so familiar. But sit with the disciples in the little wooden boat, and Jesus' power will render you speechless.
Toward a more honest sermon
Our hunger is for words that evoke our deepest emotions, that name the wilderness in which we live—but not alone.
New churches experiment with polity
Since 2000, nearly 500,000 ELCA members have left to form two new bodies. These churches are organizing themselves along new patterns.
Covenant and schism in the UMC
A growing number of UMC clergy are performing same-sex weddings in open defiance of the Book of Discipline. What happens next?
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