John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
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I recently watched my granddaughter and other teens with Down syndrome perform Shakespeare—with emotion, wit and passion.
Each autumn, Fourth Presbyterian Church's sanctuary is full to overflowing with Jewish worshipers attending High Holy Days observances.
Most media representations of the biblical story are too literal. In the effort to get the story's details right, the storyteller misses the point.
Most pastors take a break after Holy Week and Easter Day. But I've always felt that the weeks after Easter are the most important of the year.
The years I spent preaching Easter brought me closer to the heart of resurrection news. They drove me deeper into the gospel.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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