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  • How to Have an Enemy: A Conversation with Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler

    By Chris West  I recently had the chance to sit down (virtually) with Melissa Florer-Bixler to discuss her new book How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger & The Work of Peace.  Florer-Bixler is the pastor of a Mennonite congregation in Raleigh, […]

  • Burning rubber and breaking ground

    by Grayson Hester Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer never really cared for sports. And, despite living in Martinsville, Virginia, known primarily for its racetrack, she especially didn’t care much for NASCAR. That is, until she became the first woman ever […]

  • Chaplain Paul Byrd Awarded the Carl Hart Award

    by Caleb Mynatt With a nearly 30-year career as a chaplain under his belt, Paul Byrd can’t imagine his life being any different. But before his career began as a resident in a Clinical Pastoral Education program, Byrd had never really considered […]

  • Brenda Marie Davies, Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel

    In social circles, there are specific topics that many people try to avoid, such as politics and religion. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean that people do not bring them up.   That list gets even more expansive in the church, certainly […]

  • New and renewed spiritual practices

    By Laura Stephens-Reed “Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart…” This has long been my favorite hymn. It was sung at my wedding, and it will be sung at my funeral. It sums up well my take on the journey of faith. We all have those aspects of […]