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Patiently Waiting (Sort Of)

Patiently Waiting (Sort Of)

Rev. Libby M. Grammer  01. 8.2017
Patience does not come easy for me. Some people just seem able to sit and wait eternally, plugging along with life, totally at ease about...
God is Born Again

God is Born Again

Tara Woodard-Lehman  12.21.2016
I recently overheard a conversation between two young adults. They were explaining how they don't want children because they don't want...
5 ways to live a more meaningful Christmas

5 ways to live a more meaningful Christmas

Tomás Insua  12.20.2016
Giotto di Bondone's Nativity Scene. Source: The Creative Business It's that time of year again. "Quit mindlessly buying junk for your...
Abandoned

Abandoned

Catherine Nagle  12.17.2016
There is nothing in the world that is more important to me other than being here for others, and for them to know it! By filling this position...
Mary's Song, Standing Rock, and Us

Mary's Song, Standing Rock, and Us

David Moore  12.16.2016
It almost makes no sense that a woman could pray with great certainty in such desperate times. Hers is a past-tense prayer. She doesn't...

Here Is Christmas

Catherine Nagle  12.15.2016
"Though we see about us the darkness of unrest, of family discord, of class struggle, of competitive jealousy and of national hatred,...

Why Else Might We Need a Savior?

John Backman  12. 9.2016
Somewhere in the past month, a raw feeling came up from somewhere in my deepest self: boy, do I need a Savior right now.
In the Waiting Room: An Advent Lesson

In the Waiting Room: An Advent Lesson

Steve Austin  12. 9.2016
"...we wait; and hope appears if we truly desire to see it." Anne Lamott Waiting. Waiting at the bus stop. Waiting in the checkout...
Advent In 2016: Not Normal, Not Now, Not To Come

Advent In 2016: Not Normal, Not Now, Not To Come

Jim Wallis  12. 2.2016
Faith leaders shouldn’t predict elections. But our Sojourners team can tell you that when Donald Trump announced he was running...
Are You Being True To Yourself?

Are You Being True To Yourself?

Catherine Nagle  12. 2.2016
"The endless, useless urge to look on life comprehensively, to take a bird's-eye view of ourselves and judge the dimensions of what...
Christmas Doesn't Belong to Christians

Christmas Doesn't Belong to Christians

Matthew D. Taylor  12.22.2015
So as we draw near to the end of this season of Advent, as we ponder this mystery, as we give gifts like the Magi, as we sing songs like...

Why We Need Advent

Shannon Craig Straw  12.21.2015
It's because of our own expectations that we need Advent - not a time to wait for the gift we think we want, but a time to prepare to receive...
The Social Conscience of the Saint John's Bible II -- On Syrian Refugees and the Reversals of Christmas

The Social Conscience of the Saint John's Bible II -- On Syrian Refugees and the Reversals of Christmas

Paul N. Anderson  12.21.2015
Pleasant images of nativity scenes adorn hearth and home during Christmas and Advent seasons, but when we stop and take a closer look,...