Committee on Ministry

Last Tuesday night, Dwayne and I wanted a pizza.  We have “pizza” on speed dial and called to order a pepperoni pie.  There was no answer.  I called again, and the ringing went on and on and on.  Why?  Why wouldn’t the pizzeria pick up?  We thought, maybe they’re very…

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Fewer Paychecks for Pastors

I was watching this piece by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly this morning and thought, “Yes, this is a challenge of the church today.”  The reality of old-line congregations is that their congregations are aging and decreasing in membership; their buildings are requiring more upkeep; their budgets are stretched to the point…

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Living with Responsibility

“You know your body better than anyone.”  It was late June 1989 and I was reading in the Detroit Free Press lazily one Tuesday morning.  The article was about women’s relationship with their obstetrician, and clearly stated that if as a pregnant woman you had any question, no matter how…

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