Each year, donations to One Great Hour of Sharing are used to transform lives around the planet. Of the 38 conferences that make up the United Church of Christ, the congregations of one in particular, the Central Atlantic Conference, have been steadfast supporters of the annual offering. Continue reading Central Atlantic churches step up support for One Great Hour of Sharing
I find it especially noteworthy that the “receiving” came before the giving–as too often is not the case. Also noteworthy is the fact that education is of innumerable kinds. The most simple explanation I recall, came from an elderly country gentleman who stated, “The only difference between city folks and country folks is they’re dumb about different things.” Continue reading Education: the bedrock of a respectful, unified society . . .
Each year, as Ash Wednesday approaches, the many years I spent in close contact with Henri Nouwen exert a pull, reminding me of how attuned Henri was to the liturgical seasons. Not only that, but two of Henri’s books — Show Me the Way: Readings for Each Day of Lent and Walk with Jesus: Stations of the Cross — have guided me and the congregations I served through Lent for decades. If you have not read them — or if you have not used them as a guide for either Lent or Holy Week — I would suggest that now is a good time. Continue reading The interdependence of spiritual discipline and prophetic witness
by Eugene Robinson
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s shocking transformation from reality-show host to Republican presidential front-runner is not some random and bizarre twist of fate. It grows from the failure of our political system to adapt to demographic change, economic disruption and a reorganizing world. Continue reading Trump is the product of a failed system
Few probably remain alive today who can remember initiation of the advent of television–in black and white and hardly distinguishable but for the dialects and sounds of voices. Among the great tragedies of life to date is that this revered nation can still be so emotionally divided politically, despite all legal and other progressive changes. Continue reading Living History – we are the world . . .
I’m a Mayflower descendant. My maternal grandmother was Delores Howland, some 16 or so generations removed from John Howland. His home still stands in Plymouth, and I have been there to sign the descendant’s book. Continue reading You might say religious liberty is in my blood