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  • Hidden identity: Untold stories of pastors’ wives book review

    Posted Aug 25, 2014 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | I read everything I can find written on clergy spouses. From time to time on this blog, I will offer a book review. There are various genres including clergy spouses’ autobiographical stories, and stories they tell about others like them. Many of these books are self-published and express an intense desire to help other clergy spouses on critical issues.

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  • Letting go and creating community

    Posted Aug 20, 2014 | The Discipleship Project

    By Nathan Kibler | Putting myself into a group of strangers wasn’t new to me when I joined The Discipleship Project (TDP). In 2008 I flew to Northern Ireland to be a part of a group of young people answering a call in their life to see what great things God is doing in the world. It was my first real experience with intentional community, and it completely changed my life.

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  • Community formation and social media: Online altar rails

    Posted Aug 19, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Monica A. Coleman | In many traditional churches in my denomination (A.M.E. Church), there are altar rails. An altar rail is a wooden railing that distinguishes the pulpit area from the rest of the sanctuary. They are most common in Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist communions. Altar rails are sometimes ornate with carvings in marble. Other times, they are made of plain wood.

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