A conversation with Cherie Bridges Patrick and Amy Howton

As the two of us have partnered to invite others into Becoming Beloved Community, one practice that has been important to us is to intentionally...

Wisdom Enters: A take on the 13th Amendment punishment flaw

My earliest memory of Dr. Who, the British science-fiction television program, is at my grandmother’s house. One afternoon, as I was going through the...

The two-edged sword of religion: How shall we use it?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, religion is “the belief and worship of a superhuman, controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” We...

Lessons From Our Past: A Conversation with John Harris on the History of the...

In honor of Black History Month and with the Absalom Jones Symposium and Festal Eucharist coming up on February 16, I invited valued elder and...

Truth Telling – A Step in the Four-Fold Path

by MaryBeth Ingram, St Matthew's Westerville; participant of the Learning Journey and host of the Reconvene Group. Some labyrinths are one large winding path going...

Growing relationships

On the evening of December 11, in a suburb of Columbus, a miracle took place. On this night, just under 170 people, some regular...

Remember your baptism

Each July, child advocates, religious leaders, and young activists gather for the Children’s Defense Fund Institute for Child Advocacy, a week of learning and...

A Church on Every Corner: The History of Protestant Christianity in One Neighborhood

Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, is small neighborhood with a long history. By the 1860’s there were (at least) 4 Protestant churches less than a mile...

On the Feast Day of Moses the Black

Note: This message is offered by Rev. Peter Thompson (of  St. Bart’s in Manhattan) as the Sermon for the Anglican Association of Musicians, on July...

Some Thoughts on Race, Racism and Becoming Beloved Community

My Beliefs I guess the first thought out of my head, when thinking about race and racism is, “Can we all just take a breath...