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A Model Prayer: Lift Every Voice and Sing

The following is a sermon preached by Rev. Nathan Dell based on the text of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson, Hymn #339 in Glory to God. Two widely known prayers that are often set to music

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Prayer for World Communion Sunday

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From the earth comes grain and wine From the earth comes nourishment and quenching of thirstFrom creation comes your people, O God. From the trees comes the tableFrom the clay comes the plate and chalice From creation comes your people, O God. As your people go to the table –

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People, Look East!

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Advent and Christmas Reflections on the Middle East Week 1 Jimmy Carter and Simeon: What ‘Consolation’ for Israel and Palestine Today?, Rev. Dr. Chris Iosso A Perspective on Peace: Is There Shalom in the Land?, Marietta Macy Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Calls for an “Advent of Justice”, The

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From Sheep-Stealing to Kingdom-Building

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Evangelism in the Ecumenical Context At its root, the word ‘evangelism’, simply means spreading good news. For Christians, this usually means spreading the good news about Jesus Christ. In recent years, Google and other businesses have co-opted the word; for example, having employees called ‘Google evangelists’, whose job it is

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Ecumenical Pilgrims

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Come Join the Journey Toward New Moral and Global Horizons As a New Yorker with no car, I walk a lot. I find myself evaluating a new pair of shoes based on the mileage I imagine clocking in them, and anytime I explore a new area of the city, figuring

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Living Missionally: Energizing Partnerships

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But What Does That Mean? First we partner with God and use an incarnational model. “God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.     And he knows everything, inside and out.

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Prayer for Those Battling Demons

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The following prayer is reprinted with permission from the book Prayers for The New Social Awakening, ed. Christian Iosso and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty. O God, we pray for all those in recovery whose demons are kept at bay one day at a time; for those clean twenty-four hours and wondering if

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#BringBackOurGirls: Tweeting Prayers to the Almighty

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Praying for Justice When God Seems Silent I saw it there, a black-and-white magnet on my friend’s refrigerator. Inwardly, I rolled my eyes. “There’s no use trying,” Alice said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I

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