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More Baby Than Bath Water

Ruminations on Institutional Ecumenism Picture this: Gathered in the headquarters of a labor union are about 40 persons who want to make it easier for ex-felons to regain the vote as part of re-entering society. The participants’ average age is

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The Gospel is Intersectional: Considering the Foothills Presbytery Overtures

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During his tenure as the Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Heath Rada has listened deeply and broadly to people across this denomination. Moderators of the PC(USA) often have this unique and sacred privilege of really listening as they travel and hold conversations with Presbyterians in congregations, presbyteries,

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More Baby Than Bath Water

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Ruminations on Institutional Ecumenism Picture this: Gathered in the headquarters of a labor union are about 40 persons who want to make it easier for ex-felons to regain the vote as part of re-entering society. The participants’ average age is about 35. Almost half are ex-felons. The rest are from

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Just Church (is not just church)

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Playing Church Sometimes it feels like we’re just playing church the same way you play house as a kid. You put on a costume, set things up just right, and then go through the motions of what all-too-often feels like nothing more than a religious country club with eternal benefits.

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The Intersection of Faith and Justice

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your might and love your neighbor as yourself.” This is Jesus’ answer to the lawyer who asks, “How shall I inherit eternal life?” Jesus responds with the words of the Shemah.  The Shemah is offered as

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Leading Us Along The Best and Straightest Paths

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Last year Unbound featured Rhymes & Reasons’s interview with Jasson Perez, a rapper and union organizer in Chicago. Jasson spoke movingly of his early struggles, his family, social justice, and the hip-hop songs that matter to him most. See Edward Vogel’s article, posted by Unbound in March 2012, Are You

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