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Vol. 167 No. 4  Congregationalist.org  DECEMBER 2015   3.75  Published by the National Association of Congregational Chris...
   I   M A PASTOR, NOT A FINANCIAL PLANNER. THANKFULLY, MY  benefits consultant understands me.    If life itself is a jou...
S t r a n g e r s And P i l g r i m s . . .  Henry Opukaha   ia  1792-1818   H  enry Opukaha   ia  also known as Obookiah ...
Vol. 167 No. 4  Congregationalist.org  DECEMBER 2015  FEAT U RES  8  TOWARD A NEW   NATURAL THEOLOGY    by Lisanne Winslow...
Ed i t o r i a l S t a t e m e n t All content in The Congregationalist appears by the authority of the editor. We reserve...
O U R V OYAGE TOGETHER  Yet to Come...  by Michael Chittum  O  ne of my favorite old movies is the 1952 film, Plymouth Adv...
THE  A C C I D E N TAL  Not If, but When  I  t   s never a matter of if. It   s simply a matter of when  Your computer cra...
A scientist theologian asks how an appreciation of nature can inform our relationship with God.  Toward a New  Natural The...
associate pastor at People   s Congregational Church in Bayport, Minnesota, my pastor   s heart was moved to share this wi...
Thus, the task of the    New Natural Theology    becomes the discovery of a new species of knowing. This new species of kn...
spiritually sweet divine truths to the human heart. Edwards sought to recover our birthright as creatures loved by God who...
look down near the earth at the base of the plant. The plant itself was grounded and unmoving, completely steady. Only the...
embarking on a new and exciting graduate program of study toward a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at the University of Aberd...
You   ll uncover new dimensions of your own faith when you travel on a mission trip to serve others.  Saviors, or Savees  ...
Larry Sommers  From left, Marisol Malloy, Paul Malloy, and Lisa Cortes compare notes on projects at Mission Mazahua.  Core...
Where is it written that those with disabilities can   t share in the celebration of the Gospel   God   s Children  Rejoic...
Brenda and I were willing. That was all the feasibility study we needed. Basically, we need only a couple of things  space...
Monte Stuck  A vibrant California church shares the things that worked in its search for a new senior minister.  Calling I...
Monte Stuck  While other churches belong and answer to a hierarchy outside the local congregation, Congregational churches...
Monte Stuck  Trustees chairman Tim Farris, left, reads the charge to the Rev. Dr. Steven Davis, second from left, as the R...
When it comes to congregational ministry, sports metaphors only tell part of the story   but it   s an important part.  Pa...
1.  College coaches largely recruit their own team. Pastors do not choose whom they wish to have on their team. They may a...
assignments to the best of their ability. Members of a football team trust each other to execute their blocking assignment...
Ministry burnout   how to recognize it and what to do about it.  OUT  BOUNDS  Part 3  by Arlin T. Larson  R  AM I, IS HE S...
and high in the third indicates low burnout. It is a matter of degree. Everyone has the feelings from time to time. Human ...
Clergy are called to lead our churches    ministries, not to carry them out single-handedly.  Isolated pastors have effect...
TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER Both church and minister should reflect on their call to minister. What is it that God is as...
M ORE LIGHT  Winter Reading Suggestions for God   s Free People Bumper stickers  proclaim that mixing politics and religio...
The author describes how our Congregational forebears, both Puritan and Separatist, influenced the development of religios...
N e w s a nd N e e d s o f Ou r M i s s i o n s N EWS O N E GREAT HO U R OF SHARI N G U P DATE  The Mission and Outreach M...
Linda Miller, Editor  nine villages. They also operate a sewing school and an evening literacy program for adults. M E M O...
A lo n g t h e Way  News from the fellowship of churches MOVING HIS GROOVE The Rev. John Doud has departed from the pulpit...
David Cross Photography  TRAILBLAZER   The Rev. Julie Johnson Staples is one of 12 University of Kansas alumni honored Sep...
A lo n g t h e Way  C O N TI N U E D  THE OTHER HOLY LAND   Although Israel is where Jesus walked and taught and did mirac...
N E C ROLOGY C E C IL M cFARLA N D  T  he Rev. Cecil Lloyd McFarland, born Dec. 25, 1930, died Oct. 15, 2014, at Hermitage...
N E C ROLOGY  C o n t i nu e d f r o m p . 3 5  DAV I D HE N RY  T  he Rev. Dr. David Bruce Henry, 64, of Chicago, died Au...
Maine state championship in 1982, plus conference championships in 1983 and 1986. The school honored him in 2012, naming t...
N E C ROLOGY  C o n t i nu e d f r o m p . 3 7  WILLIA M FILLE B ROW N  T  he Rev. Dr. William P. Fillebrown Sr., 64, died...