The pastor urged his congregation to sign a petition backing antigay legislation. Clare Byarugaba knew she wasn't the only gay person there.
Life of Faith
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We invest each seed and young plant with the exuberant yet completely rational hope of compounded returns.
Nature reveals itself as ruptured, as already profaned. To rest into a landscape is to be drawn into an adulterated history.
Faith is formed in us by the Spirit and the life of the church. It renews our elemental confidence and creates our disposition toward the world.
"I've learned a lot from working with trees. More important, I've worked with people on imagining how to love each other."
Nineteenth-century agrarians believed that community is more important than the individual and solidarity is more important than profit.
In America, we cherish the inalienable right to have things our way.
The whole church needs to encounter the courage and truthfulness of the fact that God created us good, to love and be loved.
We call God "Father" and "Mother" because children don't say "Parent, Parent." But what will my children call me?
There are so many horrific events in the news. What do we do with the tumult of feelings that rushes through us when we hear about them? How do we navigate this world of lightning-fast news and online echo chambers where we can block particular perspectives and opinions? In these charged, gut-wrenching times, how do we process information and determine what course of action might align with our values? In seminary a professor assigned “reaction/response papers.”