John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
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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.
I think and convey ideas more clearly at a desk with a pen in hand than I do on my feet in front of a group of listeners. That’s why books about writing and reading occupy much of my time.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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