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The Pause, What is in a Name?

The Pause, What is in a Name?

“When we pause, allow a gap and breathe deeply, we can experience instant refreshment. Suddenly, we slow down, look out, and there's the world.” ~Pema Chödrön

"I’ve always delighted in learning the stories behind names. Some mean very little when they’re given, awaiting their keeper to shape them; others feel almost like a fated directive, an intention set. The origin story for this newsletter’s name falls somewhere in between — “The Pause” was one of several options we had brainstormed, but we knew it was the right one when Krista sent over the following quote:"

President Donald Trump's New Executive Order Making Federal Subsidies Available to Churches

President Donald Trump's New Executive Order Making Federal Subsidies Available to Churches

The National Fund for Sacred Places is administering a $14 million donation from the Indiana-based Lilly Foundation, to preserve places of worship nationwide. One of those places is the Holy Ascension Orthodox Cathedral, which is also benefiting from a new White House initiative.

Returning: Finding a Way Back

Returning: Finding a Way Back



Return and Reintegration: A Rite and a Right: That the Old Testament instructs us to exile the leper during his ailment can seem harsh and maybe even cruel, but the key to this process is: everyone gets to return. This is a radical idea.  [Read more]

Lutherans elect two African-American women bishops

Lutherans elect two African-American women bishops

A synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history Saturday (May 5) by electing the denomination’s first female African-American bishop.  One day later, a synod 900 miles away elected the second. [Read more at Religion News].

Rebecca L Davis Named APCE Educator of the Year

Rebecca L Davis Named APCE Educator of the Year

Union Presbyterian Seminary has appointed the Rev. Dr. Rebecca L. Davis as associate professor of Christian education, with tenure, at the Charlotte campus; and Dr. James E. Taneti as assistant professor of world Christianity at the Richmond campus. Taneti’s primary role will be as director of the Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education.

The Unknown God, New Pew Research

The Unknown God, New Pew Research

"Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.

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God's Time

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