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Cruising Calle Siete

A former Word Made Flesh missionary recalls the mud-brick walls and open sewers of La Paz’s red-light district – and what she learned from the women there.

The three W's

Ask the right questions. As a young minister, Nelson Granade learned to ask three important questions: Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing?

What shall I call you?

Martin B. Copenhaver ponders whether he should be called “Martin,” “pastor” or some other title, such as “The Very Right Reverend Doctor Julius W. (‘Who Are You To Question My Authority?’) Johnson III.”

Preachers and the public square

The two Archibald J. Careys -- father and son -- wielded power inside and outside the church for much of the 20th century. But the gains they made for the black community often were at the cost of their ministry, says historian Dennis C. Dickerson.