Uncommon Harmony

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I was surprised by my tears. Recently we gathered for worship for the first time since COVID-19 sent us scurrying into our homes for shelter and safety. We stayed in “social distance” mode so we didn’t hug, though many of us desired to. We sat in family units and kept ourselves six feet apart. But we laughed – a lot. And we enjoyed seeing one another’s three-dimensional faces! And for the first time in months, […]

Socio-Economic Diversity and James 2

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I was recently talking with some friends about how sometimes it is easier to have cultural diversity in a congregation than it is to have socio-economic diversity. If your congregation is culturally diverse, do your leaders all share a similar economic status or educational background? If you live in a monocultural community, does your church have both very rich and very poor members? Questions to ponder… A few days after our conversation, I was reading […]

Seasonal Fruit

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1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,  which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. [Psalm […]