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Deacons Play Evolving Role

Prior to 1960, the diaconate functioned largely as a terminal ministry for women and a long-term holding pattern for racial minorities. After the mid-60s, deacons were reframed as having a role representing Christ in a way that functionary priests do not.

Unveiling God’s Grace

This daily devotional contains contributions from 63 authors who write from a variety of backgrounds and Christian denominations. Each entry sings about God’s grace abounding to sinners.