By Rev. Stella Burkhalter
We have this old-fashioned portrait of Jesus in my church lobby. I think most of the younger people in church would prefer a different depiction – certainly one where Jesus looks more Middle Eastern and less blonde. But it’s more than that. Jesus has this serene look that feels completely disconnected and out of touch with what’s going on the world today.
By Rev. Jerry Herships
It seems we are living in a time when “getting along” is getting harder and harder. On top of that, what is meant by “getting along” is changing. Whether we are talking religion, sexism, racism, homophobia or just good old-fashioned politics, we are in a time when civility has fallen by the wayside.