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Rural Church Trapped in Holy Saturday Theology

Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is “suspended between loss and hope, death and resurrection, mourning and new life.” It is also where many rural churches live, trapped in silence, anxiety and emptiness, seemingly abandoned by the American theologies of abundance and manifest destiny. Read an essay on the plight of small, rural American churches, written by Mark Nagasawa, the former director of the Institute for Rural Pastoral Leadership.

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Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....

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