Homecoming: Vowing ‘I Do’ to a Rural Place

Annual church homecomings help us fulfill our need to belong and to be rooted. Church leaders are busy preparing for Homecoming, which is nearly upon us. Homecoming is the largest Sunday of the year, when scores of visitors and returning family will gather at the New Dublin Presbyterian Church in Pulaski County, […]

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The Problem with Expecting God and an Elegy to ‘Bridge the Divide’

“I know we can’t bridge it, but how do we help make it better?” That’s how journalist Salena Zito posed the question of how to approach a public reckoning with the ever-increasing ideological and cultural split between progressive metropolitan areas and conservative small-town America — as a malady of modern […]

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