Who is General Conference?

By the time you are reading this, General Conference (April 24-May 4) will have begun in Tampa, Florida (that is, unless you are reading the “early edition” published on the “pastor’s blog” on the church website, and then sent to the Facebook...

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Earth Sunday

Connecting the calling of faith-life to the development of an “Earth Ethic” has been a major theme in my own religious life, and thus for my leadership in the church as well. I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to learn from other people...

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The First Day of the Week

Since we Christians have thoroughly removed ourselves from the calendar and therefore the mindset of the Jewish roots of our faith, something about Easter may evade our notice. In fact, it has evaded my notice until right now as I sit in my...

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Among the Living

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  (Luke 24:5) These words, spoken by an angel at the empty tomb on Easter morning, haunt us—don’t they?  They are words of hope but also of chastisement.  We are people of the empty cross—we claim...

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