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Through the Bible, the cornerstone of our faith, we know the stories of God's efforts to communicate with creation and of creation's response. God communicates through rainbows and burning bush, through earthquakes and fire, and through the still small voice. We pray that God will speak through us as we tell new stories of the faith, life and mission found in Christ's church.

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  • Living In Between from Presbyterians Today Blog: One Church, Many Voices

    April 29, 2016 by Abby King-Kaiser

    Back to school
    What can college students teach the church about shame and transformation?

    by Abby King-Kaiser

    “An increasingly bitter fight over truth and narrative.”

    This is the way journalist Emily Bazelon described Mattress Performance, a piece of protest and art (or art and protest) by Emma Sulkowicz at Columbia University. Emma carried a dorm mattress with her all over campus until her alleged rapist was expelled or left the university. She carried it all the way to graduation. This made national news. I heard about it, did you?

    In my fourth year of campus ministry on staff at Xavier ...

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  • Members of the Training Leaders for Community Transformation Advisory Team from Evangelism

    April 26, 2016 by Juan Sarmiento

    One of the greatest privileges of facilitating the Training Leaders for Community Transformation campaign has been working alongside a remarkable group of highly influential people from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). As I introduce the members of the Advisory Team, I am deeply appreciative of their great wealth of expertise in relation to the contextual and holistic formation of new generations of people willing to be equipped to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and deed. Their input, affirmation encouragement, connections and sometimes difficult questions very significantly inform the direction of the campaign. I ...

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  • Theological Education as a Herd of Elephants from Surprised by Delight

    April 26, 2016 by Michelle Bartel

    Each morning I check Facebook for animal videos, because animals are endlessly interesting, and, since I was raised on the Peaceable Kingdom, endlessly evocative.

    I’ve been intrigued by elephants for a while, (limited) exemplars of Peaceable Kingdom ethics, because they work in groups to solve problems. One video shows a herd crossing a brimming creek, and a baby tugged away in the rushing water. One elephant goes to the baby quickly and keeps it near, but can’t get it back to safety alone. You see the rest of the elephants become aware, and they return. I suppose technically ...

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  • justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates from Presbyterians Today Blog: One Church, Many Voices

    April 26, 2016 by Magdalena I. Garcia

    Lying there
    A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on John 5:1–9

    by Magdalena I. García

    Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha[i], which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into ...

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  • TLC: Think Like a Christian from Presbyterians Today Blog: One Church, Many Voices

    April 25, 2016 by Jeffrey A. Schooley

    What of small churches started viewing the would-be liability as an asset? What if, instead of trying to grow bigger and stronger, we focused on being quicker, faster, more agile, more flexible? What if we gave up bodybuilding for cross training?

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