October 16, 2017

Re-Mediation in the D-I-Y Church

While the church struggles to figure out what our belief in death-and-resurrrection really means for the church to live again, people outside the church “are figuring it out for themselves,” Pastor Keith Anderson of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church writes in the latest issue of The BTS Center’s Bearings magazine. “Indeed, although religious affiliation continues to...

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August 1, 2017

Row House Offers Women Serenity

Key: Fearless. Image by Daryn Bartlett on Unsplash.com By the time it was to close for the spring, The Well — a microshelter for women experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia — was down to just a handful of residents. Since opening in November, about 20 women had been sheltered evenings at The Well, and “most had found permanent housing,” said the Rev. Violet Little,...

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July 28, 2016

Living Gospel Finds New Home

Living Gospel’s LIFE ministry with men and women with criminal convictions in their past will expand when it moves to new quarters at Trinity Lutheran in Germantown this fall. The move to the historic Sauer House – where Christopher Sauer printed the first Lutheran bible’s in the US – is made possible by a $10,000...

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February 18, 2016

‘Sometimes, Our People Are The Ones We Have Never Met’

Pastor Thomas Rusert doesn’t drink coffee — except for Thursdays when he shares coffee and “Free Prayer” with people who stop in a Doylestown coffee shop. “One brisk October morning, a man I had not met walked through the ever-swinging door of the local Starbucks. Amari, from West Philadelphia, had business at the courthouse in...

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