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I Used to Be a Murderer!

September 26, 2011 by  

I Used to Be a Murderer!

Moving beyond retribution: Mary Jo Bradshaw speaks out for justice.


What is a Progressive Church?

September 19, 2011 by  

What is a Progressive Church?

David Alicea explores the question, “What is a progressive church?” Among his many findings: “A progressive church is one that dares to love with a love that demands a fervor in action fueled by the belief that God is still speaking.”


Freedom for Whom?

September 14, 2011 by  

Freedom for Whom?

Young people locked away in California’s youth prisons face horrors most of us can only imagine. Enter The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and its Families for Books Not Bars outreach program.


What’s it all about, Alfie?

September 7, 2011 by  

What’s it all about, Alfie?

Martha or Mary? Pot Stirring 101: Getting out of the kitchen and into community.


Healing Events

September 7, 2011 by  

Healing Events

The celebration of a son’s wedding brings healing and resurrection: a tale of love and God’s grace.


A Positive Agenda For Change

August 15, 2011 by  

A Positive Agenda For Change

“With the few having so much and the many so little, we are in deep trouble indeed. Money is increasingly driving our politics. It is difficult to maintain and strengthen political democracy without economic democracy.”


Is There A Link Between Our Diets and Our Faith?

July 20, 2011 by  

Is There A Link Between Our Diets and Our Faith?

Is there a link between our diets and our faith? And can we mindfully, faithfully eat cookies at synod? Diane Ryder discusses The Mindful and Faithful Eating Resolution.


Beyond Toleration

July 15, 2011 by  

Beyond Toleration

Bruce Jones looks at Brian McLaren’s “A Generous Orthodoxy.”


Village of Promise Health Outreach: The Church at Work

June 11, 2011 by  

Village of Promise Health Outreach:  The Church at Work

Closing the gap in health status and care: Carmen Samuels and her “12 apostles” show the way.


Putting on the Feedbag

April 26, 2011 by  

Putting on the Feedbag

“I wasn’t being fed!” How often have you heard this from someone for whom this church or that church “doesn’t work?” “Putting on the Feedbag” takes a look at what that means.


Calling All Congregations

April 26, 2011 by  

Calling All Congregations

Remember when California was a national K-12 education leader – some 30-plus years ago? What happened? And what can be done about it? Frank Alton, Executive Director of Prepare the Future California, points the way to a solution.


Hung Up on Creation

April 13, 2011 by  

Hung Up on Creation

Is God “hung up on creation,” on “getting it right this time?” Take a look at Genesis 5 – 11 – and beyond


Tales of Midway

March 11, 2011 by  

Tales of Midway

Ken Noltie was “looking for something to do on Saturdays.” He got his wish…and much more – a blast from the past and heart-warming (and, occasionally -rending) connections with people who shared his memories.


In the Thin of Things: Hanging on for Dear Life

February 26, 2011 by  

In the Thin of Things:  Hanging on for Dear Life

Thin places – ”places where the distance between the divine and the secular is narrowed, and we are able to come closer to experiencing the divine” (Marcus J. Borg). Mary invites you to “hang on for dear life” while sharing her experiences with them.


Connecting with God

February 25, 2011 by  

Connecting with God

Why a worship community? Susan (Sam) Buchenau shares her search for a place to expand her understanding of what God is calling her to be and do.


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