What is the Meaning of Communion for Me Personally?

Holy Communion fulfills the acknowledged needs for belonging and community.  It does this on a deeper spiritual level that goes beyond the community gathered in one place.  In Holy Communion we are connecting with all the followers of  Christ the world over. Imagine committing to a marriage, then never again hearing the words “I love…

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Beyond the Crises

As I sighed at yet another example of fear mongering in political campaigns, I realized that churches are as guilty of it as political parties. We can go from crisis to crisis as a management style, using doom and gloom to motivate. Crises create anxieties. Anxieties look for crises as justifications for their existence. It becomes a cannibalistic…

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Do You See Your Neighbor?

Last month the Northern California Nevada Conference Annual Meeting passed resolutions concerning welcoming immigrants and limiting gun violence.  Both topics are very important.  Both topics are related to something larger, which was the theme of the whole weekend: “Have You Seen Your Neighbor?” There are many who are promoting the paranoia that the government wants…

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