When the Battle Is Hard: On Restoration and Renewal of Faith

Lisa Anderson

By Lisa Anderson On June 23, 2014, 79-year-old retired United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Charles Moore, set himself on fire in a shopping mall parking lot. Distraught and dispirited by the persistent and intractable nature of the racism, poverty and homophobia he had been battling against his whole life, Rev. Moore decided to offer his [Read More...]

Yung Me Suh Morris: Inspired, and Grieving, after the PC(USA) General Assembly #GA221

Meeting the new Moderator and Vice Moderator of the 221st PCUSA General Assembly Heath Rada

By Yung Me Suh Morris After 10 days in Detroit working as a volunteer for 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA, I am inspired, energized, exhausted, and also grieved.  We connected with friends and met new ones. We learned of new worshipping communities and new resources available to make existing ministries more vibrant. [Read More...]

The Tango of Bergdahl’s Unreality


By Timothy Villareal A striking 2009 photo of one of the nation’s most talked about people, Bowe Bergdahl, recently surfaced: the then 23-year-old, wearing his Army fatigues and a yellowish scarf around his neck, is standing at an Army outpost in Afghanistan. He is smoking a pipe. His right hand is on a sand bag, [Read More...]