A View from the Pew: Resurrecting Churches after the Pandemic

by Lance Wallace

The strains of “He Lives!” still echo in my mind as the joy of my church’s outdoor Easter worship brought home the reality of the Resurrection and the work ahead for our church in a post-pandemic future.

A Dark Day of Rest

by Christopher J. Hensley

The disciples, the women who had been following Jesus, and the other followers of Christ rested on the Sabbath. Joseph of Arimathea had taken Jesus’ body on that Friday and placed him in a tomb.

Crossroads: I Doubt It

by Jessica Asbell

When I was a child, we always played a game called “I doubt it” when we went on vacation. It was a card game and the point was to be the person who got rid of all of their cards first.

Formations 04.18.2021: The Breaking of the Bread

by Kelley Land

Gatherings with friends and family vary widely depending on who shows up. But they all have one thing in common: food.

Connections 04.18.21: Realistic Idealism (or Idealistic Realism)

by Michael Ruffin

First John was written to a Christian community that was dealing with dissension and schism. The division in the community was prompted by people who claimed that Jesus only appeared to be human.

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Not Another Word

by Starlette Thomas

Suffering in secret, it’s not what Jesus did—not that he had a choice in the matter, but it’s what his followers do religiously. Many of us believe talking about pain and subsequent grief somehow takes away from God’s glory.

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