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Saint Barnabas and Saint Nora

by the Rev. Paul McLain   Tuesday of last week marked the Feast of Saint Barnabas. His name means “son of encouragement.” His original name was Joseph, but when his … Continue reading “Saint Barnabas and Saint Nora”

From Servants to Friends

by the Reverend Paul McLain   A couple of years ago, a church board of which I’m a member made a large grant to Literacy Mid-South. Since I was encouraging … Continue reading “From Servants to Friends”

Astronomical Liturgy

by the Rev. Katherine Bush   Last week, after church, my son and I packed up the car and drove over the Mississippi River bridge. We were bound for the … Continue reading “Astronomical Liturgy”

Crowd-sourced Wisdom

by the Rev. Katherine Bush   Yesterday I was talking with a fellow Calvary-ite, and he pulled out his phone mid-conversation to share two quotations from Tom Shadyac’s Lenten sermon … Continue reading “Crowd-sourced Wisdom”

God Loves a Cheerful Receiver

by the Rev. Paul McLain   Throughout my life, I have heard the adage, ‘God loves a cheerful giver,’ particularly during church stewardship drives. But I have never heard anyone … Continue reading “God Loves a Cheerful Receiver”

Monument Re:Generation Grant from Monument Lab

This blog isn’t usually where you’ll find breaking news, but today it is. Last week, Monument Lab in Philadelphia announced the second cohort of teams in its Re:Generation initiative to … Continue reading “Monument Re:Generation Grant from Monument Lab”

Fasten Your Seat Belts!

by the Rev. Mimsy Jones   Buckle up, friends, because Calvary’s 101st Lenten Preaching Series is about to take off, and the lineup is bursting with brilliant, compassionate preachers.   … Continue reading “Fasten Your Seat Belts!”

The End of Christmas

by the Rev. Katherine Bush   In the middle of Luke’s telling of the Nativity story, the angels say to the shepherds, “This will be a sign for you; you … Continue reading “The End of Christmas”

Remembering Rosalynn

by the Reverend Paul McLain   One of the tributes to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who died last month, described how she became a champion for persons impacted by … Continue reading “Remembering Rosalynn”

The December Mailbox

by the Rev. Katherine Bush   I love the mailbox. I loved the mailbox in my childhood home: a box with a door on both sides built into the thick … Continue reading “The December Mailbox”