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  • Act Out Justice Christmastide Reflection

    It is the First Sunday of Christmastide — and in my church, this means we finally get to sing actual Christmas (as opposed to Advent) carols! Our organist-choirmaster is a liturgical stickler, so I’ve spent all of Advent wondering how many different hymn t More Info

  • Pastoral Perspectives: Zuzu’s Petals, by James Lamkin

    Twenty years ago, John Baskin of Ravensworth Baptist Church said to me, “Zuzu’s Petals would make a great sermon title.” He then added, “The reason is: it deals with the question, ‘How do you know you are alive?’” More Info

  • Fire in the Wilderness: The Taliban and the Self by Jeff Hood

    Shots rang out. Blood was everywhere. Bodies hit the floor. Children screamed. The images and descriptions of the scene at a school in Pakistan are more than horrific. Over 130 children are dead More Info

  • Voices: Seeing, by Elizabeth Evans Hagan

    I was in Tanzania when the Ferguson grand jury decision came out, when the space of twitter filled with #blacklivesmatter. More Info

  • Remembering Malcolm Tolbert

    The life and ministry of Malcolm Tolbert was celebrated Dec. 13 at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La., by his extended family, friends, former students and parishioners, and fellow ministers. More Info

  • Act Out Joy: Advent Reflection

    ​“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” This is the title of one of Joan Didion’s collection of essays. It is also the task of theology, of biblical interpretation, of preaching, and of faith formation. The stories that we choose to tell each other More Info