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Cycles of Violence: On Breonna Taylor, the Verdict, and Sacred Protest

By | on 24, Sep 2020 |   justice ministry social transformation Voice Bible Race Women anti-racism CARJ

The following message comes from CARJ, United's Committee Advocating for Racial Justice: Above all else, our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, [...]

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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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Author Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton Speaks with United Students on Bridging Political Divides.

By | on 02, Aug 2018 |   Campus News Theology Voice Bible Politics

Is the emerging role of faith leaders to bridge political and theological divides? One biblical scholar is on a mission to do just that. Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton is the author of A House United and found[...]

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Driven by Rejection: Lessons from Mark 6:1-13

By | on 20, Jul 2018 |   Theology ministry Voice Bible

This week's blog post is based on a sermon given by student Riva Tabelisma at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church in Golden Valley, MN.

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"Is this Naomi?" Reading into the Book of Ruth on Shavuot

By | on 25, May 2018 |   social justice Judaism interreligious chaplaincy Voice Bible

On Shavuot, an annual two day holiday which just ended this last Monday, Jews across the world study the Book of Ruth. A prominent theme of the story is chesed or loving-kindness. Ruth’s devotion to N[...]

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When Storytelling Holds the World: Passover Reflections on Maggid.

By | on 09, Apr 2018 |   Theology ministry interfaith theology and the arts interreligious chaplaincy Voice Bible

A little over a week ago, I led a small seder on the second night of Pesach (Passover). The second seder can be hard to lead because the specialness and holiness of the first often turns into redundan[...]

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