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From 21st Century Science and Health, an exegesis of Genesis 1: 11, in honor of springtime gardening! Genesis 1:11. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in […]

I’ve been watching a documentary, “In the Footstep of St. Paul” with David Suchet. I learned that most of Paul’s letters were phonetic, written to be read out loud. Paul’s letters were to grow the church, and to be copied […]

Two young mothers, from two different churches, came together to co-organize a Refugee Relief event. They aligned themselves with already established organizations, the Mennonite Central Committee, which sends relief kits around the world to help displaced people, and the American […]

Subject: Joy The wonder of a flower blooming through snow. The gladness of forgiveness. The pleasure of trust. The happiness of progress, all belong to the joy given to us by God. On the website Beliefnet.com, we can read “8 […]

In my corner of northeastern United States, political turmoil is evident. In quick-time, the media and public conversations can get a bit heavy. To lighten my mind, I took a few steps: I educated myself, prayed, and became a bit […]

Organizers of the January 21 Women’s March on Washington are working around the clock to assist thousands of people in their efforts to unit with equality and justice. For those who can’t meet at the nation’s capital the day after […]

This is the third in a series on warmth and sincerity: “You can’t do that,” I heard in my mind. But I could. I could acknowledge warmth and sincerity in motion. This new consciousness was interesting. It confirmed that I […]

Published by The Daily Star Newspaper in Oneonta, NY Memories invoke writing By Cheryl Petersen Conveying the word “veteran” in its broadest meanings, 97-year old, John Powers, talks about life and his recent online publication of two stories titled, “The […]

We participate as an audience inside auditoriums, sacred buildings and theaters. Audiences observe, take in and expand on messages. Good audience etiquette teaches us not to interrupt. But messages leading to inequality need to be interrupted. And messages leading to […]

In a recent conversation about church, I had to to think afterward. Our conversation touched upon the fact that church attendance is in decline and the number of nons (people who identify themselves as non-religious) is increasing. I remarked that […]