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Worship Words

I am delighted that this book came to be written; I worry that it will not be read as widely as it should be. As the authors Debra and Ron Rienstra point out in their preface, much has changed about…
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Can These Bones Live?

MAY 2007 by Douglas J. Brouwer Early on the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the sixth-strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore just east of New Orleans and brought with it a 21-foot flood surge. Many…
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Leaving Church

The first time I read Barbara Brown Taylor's new memoir, Leaving Church, I was disturbed. The problem was not with the writing (she's a gifted writer, and this book certainly ranks as one of her best), not with the story…
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Welcome to Ann Arbor!

Last summer I moved from Wheaton, Illinois, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, from a city with no synagogues and a nearly invisible Jewish population to a city with several synagogues, a couple of active Jewish student ministries, and a vibrant Jewish…
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Some Thoughts on Leadership

We're coming to the end--at least I hope we're coming to the end--of a series of scandals involving America's corporate leadership. CEOs, corporate boards, top management everywhere--they have all come under suspicion, if not investigation, for their leadership practices.  No one…