Monday, March 4, 2024

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    Jesus’ Life and Martin’s Death

    A sermon about the convergence of Dr. King’s assassination and Jesus’ resurrection preached Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. The biblical text is Mark 16,...

    Smells Like…Lent

    The other night I was down in the basement mopping an area of the floor where the cat had created an unauthorized extension of...

    Call to Worship: Easter Sunday “Under the inky sky of the world’s deep darkness,...

    Use this link to download Call to Worship PDF. Sized so two copies may fit on a one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11...

    Justice

    Busted

    Concerned about rising gun violence, St. David’s Episcopal Church outside Detroit hosted a gun buyback in December so residents could trade firearms for gift cards.  “We’re trying...

    WHAM!

    When I started dating Todd Thomason, I had no idea I was signing up for a 30-year cultural exchange program. While I was a...

    Coronations

    There were two coronations the weekend of May 6th: One in England and one in Shondaland. For those who don’t know, England is a...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    Creative Worship

    Weaving Our Testimonies Together: A Collaborative Art Project

    There are several stories of healing in the New Testament in which Jesus tells the paralytic in question to "take up his mat." The...

    Journey of the Magi

    One of our favorite additions to the church's service for Epiphany is a staged reading of T.S. Eliot's classic poem for Christmas, "Journey of...

    Justice Resources

    World of Meaning

    This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

    Birthing Kit Tree: A Justice Project for Christmas

    Advent when churches are focusing on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is a great opportunity to remember that women all over the...

    Book Reviews

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

    Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

    World of Meaning

    This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

    Books for Reckoning with White Supremacy in the American Church

    The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone (2011) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby...

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