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  • Ordinary Stories: Churches Stuck in the Modernity Mode Story, by Ken Meyers

    It is strange sitting in the pew when I am not preaching or teaching somewhere. After 36 years facing the congregation in the chancel space, I am now a Kierkegaard “actor” in the congregation. I love it. Occasionally I drift out of the worship drama into t More Info

  • Tell Me, by Demi “Day” McCoy

    Look at me. Look at me, copper brown body, sun kissed skin, Look at me, small and slim. Look at me, young woman. Look at me, artist. More Info

  • Conversations that Matter, by Beth Jackson-Jordan

    Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed numerous events of devastating violence and hatred in our country and our world. A common and understandable response by many of us is to retreat into despair. What can we possibly say or do that will make any dif More Info

  • Morning Worship, by Paula Dempsey

    The morning worship service opened with the reading of Psalm 147. I stood there in awe at how a black church, which every week witnesses violence against—and aggressive incarceration of—black males could affirm the praise-filled words of the ancient psalmi More Info

  • Liturgical Resources in the Wake of Violence

    Alliance friends and colleagues have spoken out in prayers, sermons, calls to worship and other ways in the wake of the murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the police officers in Dallas, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson More Info

  • Ordinary Stories: Sacred Stories, Luke 10:38-42, by Adam Gibbs

    I remember growing up and thinking my dad was more of a Mary and my mom was more of a Martha. Mom was a full-time mom. Dad worked long hours at his clinic during the week and then typically spent weekends moonlighting in emergency rooms in small towns. He More Info