Reflection from Friday Church by Fred Bogert

An important part of Friday Church is the welcoming atmosphere members of the recovery community  find there. It’s like a safe harbor for storm-tossed sailors nursing their vessels back to health after being shattered by addiction. And I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

In My Own Words: Church Historian Reflects on 125 Years

Somebody once said, ”Organized religion is a really good thing – the more organized the better.” He later explained that when people react against “organized religion” what they’re really objecting to is “what I would call disorganized religion. It is organized … Continue reading

Reflection from Friday Church by Fred Bogert

Last week at Friday Church, we mixed four black gospel singers, together known as “Zion’s Best,” with the Friday Church band members in attendance that night. Short run-through, handshakes and hugs, prayer, deep breath, and then—dive off the cliff together … Continue reading