What child is this?

Dec 21, 2018 by and

What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping, whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? — Hymnal: A Worship Book, No. 215; text by William C. Dix,...

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Andres: Mister Rogers’ example

Dec 3, 2018 by

Captivating might not be the first word to come to mind regarding a documentary about Fred Rogers — creator and host of the long-running children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood — but Won’t You Be...

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Miller: The pacifist, the colonel and the flag

Sep 24, 2018 by

Seldom a week goes by that I don’t hear about relationships being frayed because of political differences. “How can you claim to be a Christian and vote for Trump/Clinton?” Political affiliation and...

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Loving our neighbors without fear

Jul 11, 2018 by

I saw two movies recently. The second was First Reformed. The pastor of a small Christian Reformed church somewhere in New York struggles with a tension between hope and darkness in his own life and runs into...

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Kriss: A good neighbor, Lydia is there

May 8, 2017 by

I live in a section of duplexes in northwestern Philadelphia. Tucked back from the street, I have the option of less interaction, compared to others who have front doors that open directly onto the sidewalk. I...

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Yard signs say all neighbors welcome

Dec 27, 2016 by and

Watching an early U.S. presidential primary debate, Matthew Bucher disliked what he heard about refugees and asylum-seekers. As the pastor of Immanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va., he thought of a...

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Knowing and caring

Aug 1, 2016 by

Even the sparrow finds a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young, At your altars, O Lord of hosts, My King and my God. — Psalm 84:3 A pair of orioles is raising their brood in...

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We must choose to be interrupted

Apr 29, 2014 by

Part of learning to follow Jesus, is choosing to allow our lives to be interrupted. When I get in my car, I find myself driving to get to my destination as fast as possible. I don’t like road blocks, detours...

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

Feb 18, 2014 by

As a white woman who somewhat recently moved into an area that is considered to be “gentrifying,” I try to be acutely aware of my impact on my community. Dannette Lambert’s article on “how not to be a...

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