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  • 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

  • Practicing Congregation: From Prayer to Action, by Tim Moore

    As I write this column my heart grieves for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Louisiana and Minnesota as well as for the families of the police officers in Dallas, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick More Info

  • #OrdinaryStories on Luke 10, by Erica Lea

    I was raised in Houston, but I have been sent out many times. I was first “sent out” from Texas to South Carolina as a high school summer missionary. My love for grits was revived as I lived and work deep in the rural south. I have been sent out to Wyoming More Info