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Making Stone Soup

There is a story called Stone Soup that is often read to children to teach them how to share. But I think it may be more appropriate for adults. The story can serve well as an “un-training” from the fear...

On Generosity

  On Generosity From the Perspective of Different Faiths   Representatives of different traditions write of their faith’s teaching in relationship to generosity, the form generosity takes...

Good Grief, Holy Grief

The death of a lifelong beloved, a child, a close friend, a dear pet. A baby never born. The ending of a relationship. Divorce. The loss of a job. The loss of a dream. A serious illness. All are great...

For the Kingdom of God

Financial well-being needs to be built around your faith, goals, and values.   In the book of Genesis, we find that Pharaoh has had two dreams that he cannot understand. One is of seven sleek and...

The Theology of Service

“… ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to...

Holy Service

Students. Prisoners. The Homeless. Vulnerability is a commonality in their lives. Ministers tell stories of how the needs of some of those in these three diverse groups are being served.   Learning to...

Prayer By Another Name

Prayer is more then words uttered in silence or community as these four writers explain.   Music As Prayer by Kim Taylor My practice of prayer is in recovery. I grew up a Southern Baptist where...

Growth and Mission

For years, church growth was a great concern in church circles. I was never interested in adding my voice to that talk. I wasn’t sure what it meant. I’m still not sure. These days we hear a lot about...