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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Emmanuel Katongole: Lament and hope in Africa



Despite decades of hardship, violence and war, hope is alive in Africa. It flows from lament, a deep wrestling and arguing with God, the theologian says in his new book.

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Tea is about holding on to something, with both hands if you have to, the writer says. That's why she serves it to her visitor, so there's less trauma in the telling.

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The prismatic dance of a dogwood's icy branches prompts a retired UMC elder to reflect on the danger of trying to possess mystery.

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Years of watching her mother direct a chorus taught the author that leading a diverse community requires radical acceptance of all people, careful listening and a clear vision.

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How do you reverse decline in once-grand urban churches? In their new book, Donna Claycomb Sokol and L. Roger Owens share their experience and suggest a framework for seven crucial conversations that Christian leaders can initiate with their congregations.

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