Appropriate “Big Church” Behavior

by Jan Turrentine
As a very young child, before I ever attended a service of worship, I received painstaking schooling in appropriate “big church” behavior. Lessons covered everything … read more

A Lasting Marriage

by Marjorie L. Kimbrough
And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Some friends of mine have been married for sixty-four years. The husband… read more

Interfaith Dialogue (and Trialogue)

by Mouzon Biggs
When I grew up in Panola County, Texas, I knew no Jews and no Muslims. However, when I was a student at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., two of my favorite professors… read more

Telling Our Stories and Growing as Disciples

by Roger Frederick
Storytelling has been a staple of human culture since the beginning, but I wonder how many of us today understand the power of these holy conversations for nurturing disciples. As … read more

Leadership for Introverts

by Olu Brown
As a kid I was pretty normal. I played sports with my friends, enjoying all of the exciting kids’ stuff young people do. As I stumbled through adolescence and into my… read more

From Last Call to My Call

by Jerry Herships
After more than ten years of on-and-off bartending, I made the leap and accepted my call to ordained ministry. From the time it was suggested to the time the Bishop placed her… read more
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