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Rural Church Trapped in Holy Saturday Theology

Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, is “suspended between loss and hope, death and resurrection, mourning and new life.” It is also where many rural churches live, trapped in silence, anxiety and emptiness, seemingly abandoned by the American theologies of abundance and manifest destiny. Read an essay on the plight of small, rural American churches, written by Mark Nagasawa, the former director of the Institute for Rural Pastoral Leadership.




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