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Respect for thoughtfulness grew as I listened to Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery* speak at Hartford Seminary last month. Wounded by Religion, was her subject of conversation, and converse she did as she questions and remarks were fielded from our audience. […]

If you’ve escaped a toxic relationship, keep moving forward. If you got a better job, keep at it. If you joined a better church, stay worshipful at it. If you miss the friends you’ve outgrown, make new friends. Don’t fraternize […]

Conspiracies, demotions, and absurdities make the headlines these days. But it’s no different from yester-year. Don’t be flummoxed. Reading the second chapter in I Kings, we meet Adonijah, the half-brother of King Solomon. Adonijah went to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, and […]

Holy Friday and Easter has come and gone, commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. But, I don’t forget to honor his ascension. An ascension can be defined as: leaving no trace of death; no physical body left […]

More than 30,000 Christian denominations exist worldwide, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia. Thirty thousand. That’s an enormous number. A 2018 Barna Research study reports that, “Churches of all stripes practice their own flavor of ministry in cities across the […]

Through the study of Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker Eddy, I’ve been able to mentally see further than my physical eyes see. Too often, I see only human beings, and can even be tempted to believe that God […]

Dealing with sensitive issues such as revising church by-laws, calls this question to mind: Are you relying on God’s law, or on human laws? In other words, leaders who penned by-laws are not called into question. They did their job […]

Arguably, religion’s usefulness is exhausted at times or gets polluted. So, how can nearly 6 billion faith adherents keep religion useful? Religion News Service asked faith leaders to predict the 2018 religious landscape. Here are two responses: an increase in […]

Building mutually useful relationships between religions and their societies, involves the best use of language and good public relations. PR may not yet be possible between hyper-antagonistic individuals and groups however good public relations is possible between people holding informal […]

The Bible, Quran, and other sacred texts are among the top most sold books in the world. Billions of copies are in existence, because for centuries, scripture has been and continues to be interpreted, revised, translated, and printed by many […]