Category Archives: Roundtable Ministries Project

Reconciling Conversations

Readers of this blog will know that I have spent many years cultivating a form of worship that places the circle of reconciling conversation at the center. This Roundtable Worship, which has taken place at First United Methodist Church of … Continue reading

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Love Will

Opinions and policies about the full equality of people of all sexual orientations are changing rapidly in our country. What is astonishing is that these are changes about our public covenants around our deepest identities and relationships – sexual, familial, … Continue reading

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Moving Midway: Toward Reconciliation

We recently saw an arresting documentary film entitled “Moving Midway,” a story about saving an old North Carolina plantation house and discovering the family histories behind it. Midway was a plantation founded near Raleigh in the 1840s. The old house … Continue reading

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Expanding Marriage

The reactionary impulses of the 2010 elections propelled the North Carolina Republican Party into control of the legislature for the first time in a century. One result was that we North Carolinians are now asked to be the last state … Continue reading

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