New today: Varieties of new churches, blogging the lectionary, two words that shaped the civil rights movement

June 16, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 57:1-13Galatians 3:15-22

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Albert Chmielowski (Catholic calendar), Samuel and Henrietta Barnett (Church of England calendar), RaineriusBasil HumeThomas WinningClementa C. Pinckney 

New today from the Century

Varieties of new churches, by Carol Howard Merritt. Two churches in my town offer a contrast in style, substance, and mission. We both love Jesus and long to love our neighbors.

Sunday's Coming: The consequences of deliverance, by LaDonna Sanders Nkosi. Transformation often has a price. There is a cost to freedom, even freedom from demons.

Two words that shaped the civil rights movement, by Gary G. Yerkey. I’m in Greenwood, Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of an event that marked a major turning point in the civil rights movement: a speech by Stokely Carmichael in which he called on his fellow African Americans to demand and achieve “Black Power.”


The abyss, by Steve Pankey. We would prefer that Jesus not dig too deeply within us. We’d like to keep those deepest parts of us nicely locked away, never to be dealt with. But Jesus will not allow us to stay out of the abyss.

A brief review of War No More, edited by Lawrence Rosenwald. This comprehensive anthology, spanning 300 years and 150 authors, includes excerpts from political writers but also a surprising array of artistic voices.


In the CCblogs network 

The dangers of monoculture, by David Williams

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