Call to Worship: Healing and Wholeness

Volume 43, Issue #2. Features/Authors are listed, Columns are not. Introduction Long, Kimberly Bracken The Invisible Wounds of War Dorn, Christopher; Zemler, John 1 The Work of Our Hands: A Wing and a Prayer Vandermeer, David A. 9 A Service for Healing after Relinquishing a Child for Adoption Glass, Marci Auld 13 Sing, Touch, Remember Johnston, […]

Call to Worship: Living the Christian Year

Volume 43, Issue #3. Features/Authors are listed, Columns are not. Introduction Long, Kimberly Bracken v Sacraments and Seasons Wasserman, Marney A. 1 Majoring in Minors Copeland, Brant S. 11 How the Liturgical Year (God’s Time) Encounters Us Bower, Peter C. 17 Let Us Our Songs Employ Wall, Eric 23 New Psalms for Holy Week (Year C) […]

Gun Violence, Gospel Values

This report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), challenges our society’s fatalism and numbness in accepting the highest gun death rates in the world, reviews past church positions and proposes a new “spiritual awakening” approach: a church-related, community-based strategy inspired by “Heeding God’s Call” in Philadelphia, with similar groups in Richmond, Virginia and central […]

Living Through Economic Crisis

This social involvement report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), summarizes the wealth of moral resources we have available to draw upon in confronting the current economic crisis. It then proposes basic ways we may support the re-balancing of the economy for fairness. This resolution lifts up five key values: human rights, a covenantal […]

Open Leadership

An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be ‘open’ while maintaining control, ‘Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic’ are the current leadership mantras – but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness. Leaders do not know how […]

Steadfast Hope

Steadfast Hope: The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace is a 48-page perfect-bound booklet with a companion DVD. Steadfast Hope challenges common myths and misperceptions about the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presents a compelling snapshot of the present situation on the ground, and offers a guide to the challenges that lie ahead in the quest for […]

The Business Of The Church

Pastors are called to be not only leaders with vision but also managers of congregational systems, says John Wimberly in The Business of the Church. Drawing on his thirty-six years in ordained ministry, Wimberly weaves the realities of congregational dynamics and faith-centered purpose together with practical, proven approaches to business management. A student and friend […]

The Price Of Stones

The extraordinary story of one man’s gift to orphaned children in need of hope Can one person really make a difference in the world? Twesigye Jackson Kaguri defied many naysayers-and his own nagging doubts-and proved that, with a dream and incredible determination, he could change many lives. Growing up in rural Uganda, Kaguri overcame poverty […]