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Thanks be to God for People who Knit and Sew and Crochet

Thanks be to God for People who Knit and Sew and Crochet

They knit, they crochet, they sew. And in so-doing, they are bringing healing, hope and comfort to those who grieve and those who are sick. They bring peace to those who are lonely or afraid. Their prayers are in their handiwork.

Rights and Freedoms:  Decisions for Discriminating Minds

Rights and Freedoms: Decisions for Discriminating Minds

Extending protections is not about understanding the transgender person. I cannot claim that understanding  just as I do not understand being a woman, or being poor, or being black. That lack of understanding, though, does not lead me to assume the right to discriminate. And those protections do not depend on my approval or agreement with your life choices  my personal approval, my partys approval, my churchs approval  because our nation declared independence for ALL.

Christianity at a Crossroads in America

Christianity at a Crossroads in America

It is hard to discount the Church’s beneficial influence in teaching community values and moral character and promoting compassion and understanding.

Chocolate Cake Generosity

Generosity of spirit can be expressed in many ways.  A recipe for chocolate cake is one delicious example.   Russ Dean remembers great recipes from his childhood and shares one from Faye Curtis.

Learning to Think More Clearly About Death

Death is one thing we all have in common. All of us. The birds, the bees, the flowers, the trees, the Neanderthals – you and me – we all die. There is no question about it. And yet, people are reluctant to talk about death – especially their own.

By Russ Dean

A Response to Melody

A Response to Melody

Pastor Russ Dean responds to a critic of marriage equality and Park Road's support for overturning the ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina.