A Plain Vanilla Alabama Boy

by Steve Pressley

While the US census ranks it in the upper 4 percent of surnames, not many people actually know someone named Lolley. The state where one is most likely to encounter a Lolley is Alabama.

Stay Grounded in Faith

by Rob Lee

The other day I went fly-fishing with a clergy colleague, Vern Collins, and a bishop with a reputation, Will Willimon. We went down to Boone Fork River to fish the waters surrounding Watauga County and found ourselves lost to the outside world.

Crossroads: The Fruit of the Spirit

by Jessica Asbell

I am a terrible liar. I’m really bad at it. I tried to lie about not talking during the fire drill when I was in the first grade (I definitely talked during the fire drill) and I got in trouble for lying.

Formations 07.10.2022: Vengeance

by Darrell Pursiful

Violence begets violence. Hopefully we all understand that. But we can say at least a little bit more. According to Brazilian Catholic archbishop, Hélder Câmara, we can draw a distinction between three phases of violence.

Connections 07.10.2022: Being Good

by Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

There are times when reading, reflecting on, and writing about Scripture is a relatively easy, fun endeavor. (Admittedly, I may have an unusual definition of “fun.”)

Missional Prayer

by Daniel Vestal

Missional churches require missional praying. We do not inform God in our praying, nor do we instruct God in our intercession. But we do join God when out of love we pray for the mission of God in the world.

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