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The background of the cross

Hanging crosses in an entryway or an office is a statement of faith and connects those who pass by to a great cloud of witnesses. What strategies do you use to signal the background of your life?

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Cynthia D. Weems: The church's revolving door

Church leaders must face up to the fact that congregations are increasingly composed of short-term residents. Structures and staffing need to reflect this change, says a United Methodist pastor in Miami.

Matthew Scott: Faith at work

A lawyer-turned-pastor writes that he found greater meaning in his life when he began to pray at his law firm. Now he helps equip laypeople to discover their vocations and integrate their faith and work lives.

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