NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren renews memorandum of understanding with Selective Service 2) Ministerial ethics training uses newly commissioned workbook 3) Christian Citizenship Seminar seeks creative solutions to violent conflict 4) Leadership Team clarifies congregational withdrawal process to districts 5) Bethany Seminary conference explores intersection of faith and science 6) Looking at life through […]
In the Brethren Journal Association (BJA) annual report to the spring 2019 meeting of the Bethany Theological Seminary board of trustees, association president Jim Grossnickle-Batterton reported the following:
New resources of note from Brethren Press include new quarterly materials from the Shine curriculum, which is jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia; new quarterly materials for A Guide for Biblical Studies; new Covenant Bible Studies titles; a Spanish-language version of “Another Way of Believing” by Dale W. Brown titled “Otra Manera de Creer”; […]
“Look at Life: A Conference Where Faith Meets Science” started with a big bang. No, not the Big Bang, although that came up in discussion over the course of the three-day event April 25-27 at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. Isaac Wilhelm, a graduate student at Rutgers University, spoke on “The Big Bang, Fine-Tuning, […]
More than 175 people of faith from several Christian traditions challenged the message the Rev. Franklin Graham was bringing to their Maine community on Sunday, May 19, with their own expression of inclusivity and love.
With abortion laws high on the public agenda, United Church of Christ leaders and ministers are reminding the world that many Christians have long supported reproductive justice and choice for women. They are speaking out on social media and at events like Stop the Ban rallies held in May 21 Washington, D.C., and in states […]
A United Church of Christ congregation planted in the California desert took a chance on winning a national grant to assist migrants coming into the United States and ended up doing more good than organizers even imagined.
The First Congregational Church of Ithaca, N.Y., is the latest United Church of Christ congregation to publicly proclaim itself as a place of refuge for undocumented immigrants seeking the time and space to gain legal status in this country.