A Child of God Called Home Too Soon

Willard Dale Brown was complex and, like most of us, complicated. …


James VandenBosch

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Tongues that Dance

Smidt’s burning bush has tongues of flame that dance / and leap in autumn’s winds. . .


David Schelhaas

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A Curious Professor

In all the years of our long friendship, there was never a week that went by when Dale Brown and I did not talk about teaching. . . .


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The Great Inviter

Given his druthers, Dale would station himself at the back of a crowd . . .


Jane Zwart

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A Seeker of Gospel-Shaped Stories

One reason Dale and I connected so infrangibly is that we were companions in our incessant seeking after latter-day retellings of the New Testament in which a Christ/Quixote figure looks at a prostitute and sees only a princess . . .


William A. Evertsberg

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North-South Relationships in the Global Church

For 17 centuries, Christianity has been closely tied to the cultures and peoples of the North Atlantic . . .


John Bernbaum

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It Was Happy Hour

a shriek and a flurry
and down
on the ground
a hawk with a dove
in its talons . . .


David Schelhaas

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Good Church through Good Order

Why is church order important? Why is polity worth reading about?


Daniel Meeter

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Getting Away

So many storefronts with so many deals have for me become soul depressants. I need to get away from the unceasing chatter . . .


Thomas B. Phulery

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malcolmmcbrydeMarch/April 2015