John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
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The proximity of Thanksgiving and Advent evokes in me an awareness and celebration of the ways God comes into the world.
In a recent public conversation, I was touched by Richard Mouw's kindness and civility. It gave me hope for my church.
I have great respect and gratitude for our democratic system. But my respect and gratitude are being tried.
I'm on the fence about military action in Syria. So I do what those of us on the fence ought to be doing: I pray.
World Communion Sunday is one of the best ideas Presbyterians ever had. But it doesn't seem to be considered as important as it once was.
I wanted to join a group of pastors going to the March on Washington. But I had young children—and no money for bus fare and meals—so I didn’t. I've rued it ever since.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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