John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
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The church of my childhood paid no attention to Lent. The season's words sounded too mystical to us, too strange and too Catholic.
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Like millions of others, I was a devoted Dave Brubeck fan—ever since I first heard his music in the 1950s.
On Sunday I attended a worship service at which the air was heavy with a sense of loss. But I saw the church being the church at its best.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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