Editorial

Priestly Sacrifice

By Mark Michael You’ve probably seen “your pastor before and after coronavirus” memes on your Facebook feed. Over the course of a year, wrinkles sprout and wild hair proliferates, or cuddly Grogu morphs into... Read More...

Movement of Unity

By Christopher Wells Approaching the end of this strange year, it has felt momentous to us at TLC to plan boldly for the future, as we have done in Strategic Plan 2020. Shepherded to completion by our board ... Read More...

Finding Hope in My Father’s World

By Mark Michael We sang “This is My Father’s World” at least once every year in the church of my childhood, on the Sunday of the church picnic at the town park. This was about the only hymn we knew that ment... Read More...

For All the Saints

By Mark Michael Their bodies were buried in peace, and their name lives to all generations. Peoples will declare their wisdom, and the congregation proclaims their praise. —Ecclus. 44:14-15 Shortly after publ... Read More...

Declaration of Dependence

By Christopher Wells All of you brothers over in Africa / Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too. / Please don’t miss this train at the station. / ‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you. —“Lo... Read More...

Blood of the Black Christ, Shed for All

By Christopher Wells All right, I was colored. It was fine. I did not know enough to be afraid or to anticipate in a concrete manner. True, I had heard that colored people were killed and beaten, but so far it... Read More...