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Why White Privilege Isn’t Going Away

A Theological Reflection Why can’t white folks in general – and white Christians in particular – be rid of the problems of white privilege and racism? Why can’t a board, a vestry, a session, or pastors and Christian Educators simply

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Serving Ecumenically is My Profound Joy!

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When our family arrived in Denver, CO, in March of 2003, the snow from one of Colorado’s largest storms was still melting. Our daughters Danielle and Daryn were 9 and 6 years old, respectively, and neither had ever seen snow. They were excited to get out of the car and

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Pride, Fear, and the Future of the Church

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Lessons from Harry Emerson Fosdick On May 21, 1922, Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick climbed into the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church in New York City. It was a precarious time for the denomination. Congregations were battling each other. Members were chastising members. Conflict seemed the order of the day. The

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Muzzling the Word of God

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A Response to the Foothills Presbytery Overtures I try to avoid getting bogged down in the details of church polity. Generally, this is because I think it leads us to spend too much time looking inward and debating minutia when that time and effort would be better spent looking outward,

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A Letter to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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A letter from a Presbyterian Teaching Elder, baptized and raised in the PC(USA), to all my Friends in Christ: I write out of a concern that the word ‘missional’ does not help us learn from the errors so evident in the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s general approach, which has been to

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Pedagogy for the Distressed

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Thinking about the Mission of Public Education Setting the Stage: Why Does It Matter? Educating Whole People: A New ‘Common Core’ , Rev. Ginna Bairby The Centrality of Education in the Reformed Tradition, Duncan S. Ferguson Our Theology of Public Education, Rev. Dr. Ray Roberts Toward a Theology of the

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Behind Closed Doors?: #50shadesofabuse

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 With the film Fifty Shades of Grey hitting theaters, it’s time to speak up: Sexual violence is not entertainment. Originally published as an article in the Presbyterian News Service. I’ve had it. This time we cannot roll our eyes, snicker under our breath, or defer to that great US colloquialism: “What

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SYRIA SITUATION ESCALATES: DANGER OF PROXY WAR INCREASES: POSSIBLE ‘FALSE FLAG’ OPERATION ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS

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SYRIA SITUATION ESCALATES: DANGER OF PROXY WAR INCREASES:   POSSIBLE ‘FALSE FLAG’ OPERATION ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS   By UNBOUND, primarily general editor Christian Iosso   With a second round of Israeli bombing allegedly targeting missiles bound from a Damascus site to Hezbollah on May 4, the Assad regime may be

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