For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

On Sunday mornings, we gather to read litanies, hear carefully prepared proclamation, and share our  traditional exchanges: “May the peace of Christ be with you.” With the exception of a recent Sunday when one of my sons yelled, “AND ALSO … Continue reading

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

Young Adults Celebrate Community on Fall Retreat

This past weekend, the Young Adults of Highland Baptist Church retreated to Camp Pyoca, just south of Brown County, Indiana. The retreat was titled “Belong: Knowing Self, Finding Community” and was inspired by Brene Brown’s book Braving The Wilderness.  Together, we … 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

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

The Apostle Paul loved the early church located in the ancient city Philippi. The congregation got along for the most part. Their theology was sound. Their rituals relevant. Their relationship with the government stable. We see throughout Paul’s letter to … Continue reading