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Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   Refugees for GodFor those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. —Mark 8:35 by Rose Niles I wonder ifwe reimaginechurchby walking inprophetic footsteps,carved-out legacies offearless self-inventory,listening to ancestral whispers,questioning:are… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Ashley GoffAshley Goff, one of the most creative liturgical minds in the church today, talks about leading a liturgical die in and planning worship in ways you never imagined.   <—- Ashley Goff is the minister for spiritual formation at Church of… 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   A drop in the bucketA reflection and confession based on John 6:1–13 by Magdalena I. García After this, Jesus went across… Read more »

Poking at Elephants

An evangelical’s (un)apologetic for the church   Dialogue to what end? Mutual respect is not enough. Truth matters. by Brandon Gaide Even as I write this article, I’m conflicted. I value dialogue, deeply. I’ve experienced firsthand the ways that dialogue can shape and influence my own attitudes and opinions. I don’t want to denigrate the… 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   What does Athens have to do with San Francisco?¹Talking past each other about the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage by Jodi Craiglow So,… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Single but not lonelyThe recent Supreme Court decision in favor of same-gender marriage had one serious flaw: it indirectly promoted the myth that you can’t have a fulfilling life without being married. by Tad Hopp The Supreme Court has finally ruled that same-gender marriage is… 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   Move us to compassionA reflection and confession based on Mark 6:30–34 by Magdalena I. García The apostles gathered around Jesus and… Read more »

Souls of White Folks

Guest columnist   Measuring (black) life with white tape What it’s like to be black in a country where white is normal by Derrick L. Weston My colleague Jeff Schooley asked me to contribute a companion piece to his latest Souls of White Folks article. I am privileged and happy to add some perspective. Whereas… Read more »

Souls of White Folks

A white man’s frank and repentant exploration of how racism finds a home in white folks’ souls.   Double-unconsciousness The blinding effect of the spiritual problem of racism by Jeffrey A. Schooley The Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world—a world which yields… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Derrick WestonDerrick talks about community organizing in Baltimore through the 29th Street Community Center and about his experience blogging and podcasting.   <—- Derrick Weston is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a community builder for the 29th Street Community… Read more »