The Stray Birds

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February 6, 2015 Jerry L. Holsopple

While The Stray Birds fit into the folk tradition, most of the songs don’t seem to cut into deep political ideas like those of former generations’ folk singers.

A Difficult Job: Caregiving

February 5, 2015 Melodie Davis

in spite of the tough emotional, spiritual, and physical work of caregiving, there are blessings—or benefits for those involved.;;

2015: A year of heightened expectations

February 5, 2015 Charles Kwuelum

The need for food assistance has been exacerbated by violent conflict in places such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The violence has led to farmers being evicted from farmlands.

Not based on a true story

January 30, 2015 Gordon Houser

You just can’t include everything and every nuance. And directors of dramatic films are interested in a dramatic story that fits their larger vision.

Paying Attention

January 29, 2015 Melodie Davis

Our children bring us their observations and astonishment and frequently want to tell us what they’re seeing, thinking, or wondering. Do we have time for their questions and insights?;;

A faithful leader engages creation care

January 29, 2015 Celeste Kennel-Shank

In the movement for earth care… Faith in Place’s engaged and engaging leadership is a bright spot of hope.

MasterChef and Master Chef Junior

January 23, 2015 Matthew Kauffman Smith

These are not kids making boxed mac and cheese with sliced hot dogs. They’re throwing out terms like chimmichurri, deconstructed, and branzino and cook restaurant-quality dishes with unique ingredients.

Trending toward Professional, Female-Led Churches

January 22, 2015 Melodie Davis

Those in the under-65 crowd are responding, “If I have more dollars than time, why can’t I just give a donation so a professional can be hired?”;;

The true cost of war

January 16, 2015 Third Way

In each of the past three years, more active military personnel have lost their lives to suicide than were killed in combat in Afghanistan.


January 16, 2015 Michelle D. Sinclair

Selma brings the stakes of being black in the American South to life with horrific clarity.