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Open and Affirming of LGBT People: Why it still Matters

By | on 28, Jun 2019 |   Theology social transformation lgbtq Bible UCC ONA

Earlier this Pride Month, June 2019, Dr. Carolyn Pressler preached at New Brighton United Church of Christ as they celebrated 25 years of being Open and Affirming. The following post is excerpted from[...]

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“How Deconstructing My Beliefs Has Made Me a Better Faith Leader:” An Interview with Sarah Berge

By | on 14, Jun 2019 |   Chaplaincy ministry leadership Formation Voice Beliefs Deconstruction

Sarah Berge '19 is a recent graduate of United hoping to work in chaplaincy. Her background is in systems and family counseling, with a focus on incarcerated populations and restorative justice. Sarah[...]

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How Studying Medieval Women Mystics Makes Better Faith Leaders

By | on 28, May 2019 |   leadership Courses Vocation Church History Medieval Women

United offers a variety of courses, including introductory courses, such as Intro to Theology, and practical courses, such as Preaching. But how do some of the more esoteric-sounding courses prepare s[...]

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"Camp is Revelation!" Pastoral Insights on the 2019 Met Gala

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Why Now is the Time for the Religious Left to Pursue Faith Leadership Positions

By | on 16, May 2019 |   social justice ministry social transformation Voice Vocation Discernment New Students Progressive Christianity

Who gets to claim religious values? In recent debates about Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigeig, Franklin Graham ridiculed the religious left: “Using new terms like ‘Progressive Christianit[...]

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The #Endgame: Taking Church to Church

By | on 10, May 2019 |   Pop Culture Voice Church Community Liturgy Worship Cinema

The late afternoon matinee was packed full of middle and high schoolers buzzing with one obsession at the moment: Avengers: Endgame. Only ten minutes before show-time, I wandered around with my young [...]

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