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A Note From Executive Director Rev. Kerri Parker
On my first day, there were cupcakes. We had a celebratory lunch with staff, representatives of the Board and search committee at midday. It made my heart glad that we were at table together, breaking bread, building community from the … Continue reading
The Reformation Continues! from Peter Bakken, Coordinator for Public Policy
The months leading up to this week’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation have provided a lot of food for thought about the meaning and impact of this epoch-making event. For me of the most important outcomes of … Continue reading
Repeal of the “Johnson Amendment”
Churches and other religious organizations have the freedom to discuss public issues and to speak for or against legislation, but not to endorse candidates or contribute to election campaigns. However, there has been a movement afoot to repealing the “Johnson … Continue reading
Reflections on the Fall Lectionary Texts Now Available
We are living in difficult times. Mainline Christianity is in demographic and institutional collapse; an increasing percentage of the US population claims no religious affiliation, and for many of us the myth of an open, progressive, and welcoming nation has … Continue reading
On Behalf of Our Children: Wisconsin’s Racial Disparities and the Call of the Gospel
While the Gospel seems clear on the evil of racism, the church has not always lived up to the Gospel’s call. Four video presentations (called “scripts”) which provide historical, biblical, and theological discussions of the church and racism are now … Continue reading
In the Wake of Charlottesville: Faith Statements and Resources on Racism
“Those who say, ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have … Continue reading