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TLC: Think Like a Christian

Seeking transformation through the renewal of our minds   What is this? How thinking like a Christian is inherently a loving act by Jeffrey A. Schooley I like to ask people I meet for the first time, “What’s your schtick?” Those with the slightest knowledge of Yiddish will know how to answer; those without—eh, not… Read more »

Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes   Ashes God is good even when the world is not—a response to the #CharlestonShooting. by Jodi Craiglow Jerusalem was in crisis. King Hezekiah… Read more »

Don’t call me an ally: getting to work

Explaining the #CharlestonShooting to my children   Don’t call me an ally: getting to work by Mihee Kim-Kort I didn’t come into an awareness of my racialized self until late college, and didn’t really engage the issues around it until seminary, and even then wrestled with whether there was a third way beyond the black-white… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Brian EllisonBrian, a pastor, talks about his “night” job: an NPR talk show.   <—- Brian Ellison has served as executive director of the Covenant Network since 2012, providing overall strategic leadership in implementing the organization’s mission. Previously, he served as pastor of… Read more »

Living In Between

Adventures of a Presbyterian pastor on a Jesuit campus   Pentecost earsListening for God in other languages by Abby King-Kaiser It’s summer. The tumbleweed blows through our campus (metaphorically of course—I live in Ohio) to the soundtrack of construction paced to be complete by August. I latch onto any student that I see, my extroverted… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   I am not my jobA myth that needs to die by Tad Hopp “What do you do for a living?” “Oh, you work as a waiter/barista/retail associate? Well, I’m sure you are just doing that until you find something better, right? Being a waiter is… Read more »

Poking at Elephants

An evangelical’s (un)apologetic for the church   How big is the tent?Knowing when we’ve gone too far by Brandon Gaide We know it’s a big tent. But exactly how big is the tent?  I’m not a cradle Presbyterian. I was denominationally promiscuous before I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The downside to this… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   OffshoreA reflection and confession based on Mark 4:35–41 by Magdalena I. García On that day, when evening had come, he said… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   Charm City BluesBaltimore and trauma-informed community by Derrick L. Weston Some refer to them as “riots.” Some call it the “uprising,” others the “unrest.” Whatever you call it, it has been over a month since… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Libby ShannonLibby talks about running the Boulder Boulder in a way that you never will.   <—- Libby Shannon is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the associate director of the Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd College in… Read more »