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Archives: April 2018

Apr 26, 2018 - Kent French

This week, as we continue our theme of "Co-Workers in God's Service," we welcome Mary Day Miller, Executive Minister of The American Baptist Churches in Massachusetts (TABCOM), one of our three denominations. As a preview, she writes the following:

"Religion is a matter between God and individuals: the religious opinions of men not being the objects of civil...

Apr 18, 2018 - Anna Burnham

“When God was creating the Earth, every day he would look at what he had done and would say, ‘And that is good.’ So I ask them, ‘If you look at your land, the way it is decimated, would God look at that and say, “It is good?”’ If God was to look at your rivers when it is raining and see all the good soil he gave you to plant your seeds in the river disappearing, would he say, “This is good?”’"

This Sunday, in honor of Earth Day and as a continuation of our...

Apr 12, 2018 - Kent French

Sometime in college, I first heard the phrase, "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." It has since become a favorite trope of progressives and social justice-oriented Christians, of people who want and need to make the distinction between doing acts of charity and actually challenging the systems that keep inequality and injustice in place.

The man who said it was a small-framed, deeply spiritual powerhouse...