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Creative ideas for young adult ministry generated at ROCK

March 28, 2017

When nearly 4,000 people gathered at the ROCK youth retreat last month, the BWC’s Young Adult Council was there. We were the ones with the buttons that said “Jesus was a Young Adult.”

Why I Got Arrested in Annapolis

March 20, 2017

“Hi, Rev. Wilson. I know it’s not what we originally discussed, but I’m calling to ask you to take some extra personal risk tomorrow.” That’s how my conversation began with Brooke Harper ...

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A Place Called Eastern: How one church saved a life

March 15, 2017

Dear Eastern, You were not a church to me. Instead, you were a home, a place orphans yearn for, a place the homeless only dream of finding. A place called Eastern!

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The word is... repent

March 10, 2017

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Is your congregation ready for public violence?

March 7, 2017

It’s Saturday night, the sermon is prepared, the bulletin is printed and in the narthex. The pastor is about to go to sleep for the night when a parishioner calls and asks if she has heard about the shooting at the local shopping center. Several...

Immigration Thoughts

March 7, 2017

Our nation is a nation of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island long ago. We took in millions from Ireland, Germany, Scotland, England, etc., and we will take in more than a million immigrants per year, more than any other country. But those...

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