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Laying aside ‘every weight and the sin that clings so closely’

Last summer, together with his partner, Troy, the Rev. Brian Ellison, executive director of Covenant Network of Presbyterians, crossed three countries off his bucket list with a visit to the Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In Latvia’s capital, Riga, they visited the new Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, which “tells the story of a healthy functioning democracy” in a country that was occupied from 1939–89 by first the Soviets, then the Germans and then the Soviets again.

Feeling like you belong

That’s what the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby, the W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, asked the people attending the recent Covenant Conversation at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. Rigby was the keynote speaker.