Resources on Carol Howard Merritt

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Carol Howard Merritt: A call to death Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/7911-carol_howard_merritt_a_call_to_death Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Death , Friendship , Pastor , Transition Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt reflects on death, not only for her own preparations but to aid in the pastoral role of helping others through "life's greatest transition." Advent Whispers Devotional by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2590-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_advent_whispers Devotional by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Advent , God's Presence , Luke Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt's reflection on from Luke 1:26-33 reminds us that God is with us in our elation, our fear, our inadequacy, and our confusion. Also, she challenges us to remind one another of this truth.... Illuminating the Darkness Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2660-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_illuminating_the_darkness_john_1 Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Sin, evil , Daily Living , Hypocrisy Source: Day1 Time to time, we experience the darkness and hypocrisy of the church. Even when deeper, darker corners arise, Carol Howard Merritt encourages us to keep shining light from John 1. Social Media for Social Justice Article by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.faithandleadership.com/carol-howard-merritt-social-media-social-justice Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Justice , Technology , Social Media , Social Justice Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, Carol Howard Merritt explains why church leaders who seek to engage young activists need to use the same tools that a new generation is using. Facemashing Christianity Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2415-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_facemashing_christianity Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Leadership , Pastoral leadership , Technology , Gender Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt shares her experience of the Christian "Facemash," a social media site comparing pastors and church celebrities, and its cruelty in this blog entry. The Last Coin Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2015-11/last-coin Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Generosity , Homelessness , Service , Money Source: The Christian Century A reflection by Carol Howard Merritt on the Kingdom work done by those who give the whole of their time and money to serve those in need, as exemplified by the poor widow in Mark 12:41-44.... Exploring the Activist's Toolbox Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2368-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_exploring_the_activists_toolbox Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Justice , Wealth and poverty , Technology , Social Media Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt sees new media as a powerful tool in social justice work: social media. In this blog entry, she talks about how and why understanding these networks makes a difference. Reassessing Motherhood Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2702-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_reassessing_motherhood Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Love , Parenting Source: Day1 What is the most important thing in our parenting? What do we want for children? Carol Howard Merritt shares her greatest hope as a mother and a Christan for her child. Globalization and Its (Dis)contents Article by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.faithandleadership.com/content/globalization-and-its-discontents Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Social Justice , Knowledge , Consumerism , Reign of God Source: Faith and Leadership Reflecting on how increased access to information has made us aware of social inequality, this article by Carol Howard Merrit describes both our responsibility to pursue social justice and our longing for the reign of God. The Courage to Tell the Truth Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2928-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_the_courage_to_tell_the_truth Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Courage , Violence , Church , Leadership Source: Day1 Carol Howard Merritt expresses her deep gratitude to the victims of sexual abuse at Vienna Presbyterian Church for telling the truth and she raises questions on how the church should have reacted to the event. Supporting Startup Congregations Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3583-carol_howard_merritt_supporting_startup_congregations Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Money , Congregation , Ecclesiology Source: Day1 “Where did this idea that church needs to be self-sustaining come from?” Carol Howard Merritt asks in this blog entry. She challenges our notion of “congregation” which is defined by financial independence. Generational Roadblocks to Church Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/3519-carol_howard_merritt_generational_roadblocks_to_church Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Congregational Flourishing , Hospitality , Intergenerational issues Source: Day1 A Hartford study shows that the number of young people at church continues to decline. In this blog, Carol Howard Merritt explores five obstacles that keep a new generation of people away from our churches. As Any Had Need Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2428-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_as_any_had_need Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Money , Congregational Flourishing , Tithing , Intergenerational issues Source: Day1 “Why don’t you go to church?” The number one answer was, "I can't afford it." In this blog entry, Carol Howard Merritt explores ways to alleviate financial stresses that young people and churches are facing. All Saints Day Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-10/november-1-all-saints-day Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Death , All Saints' Day , Forgiveness Source: The Christian Century Carol Merritt hears Jesus' words in John 11 to "unbind him and let him go" as a call to forgiveness. If You Had Been Here Article by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2015-10/if-you-had-been-here Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Longing , Resurrection , Death , Grief Source: The Christian Century A reflection on grief by Carol Merritt, sharing that death leaves us with questions that don't seem to have satisfying answers, and that we need the hope of resurrection. Teach Your Children Well Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2494-the_rev_carol_howard_merritt_teach_your_children_well Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Generosity , Teaching , Compassion Source: Day1 How do we teach kids to share with those who don't have as much? As the season of thanksgiving begins, Carol Howard Merritt presents three wonderful ways to help children learn the value of sharing. How (And How Not) To Take Criticism Article by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.faithandleadership.com/carol-howard-merritt-how-and-how-not-take-criticism Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Pastoral leadership Source: Faith and Leadership Here are four keys to responding well. First, know who our friends are. Second, listen to minority groups and the stories of individuals. Third, do not react so fast. Fourth, know when to say, "I'm sorry." How Decisions Choke the Young Article by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/2832/how-decisions-choke-the-young Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Aging , Decision , Institution , Youth Source: Ministry Matters This article reflects on the voice of youth and young adults in religious institutions, denominations, and seminaries, noting how they tend to make decisions that benefit older generations at the expense of younger ones. Meeting at the Level of the Ashtray Article by Carol Howard Merritt http://day1.org/2550-carol_howard_merritt_meeting_at_the_level_of_the_ashtray Article by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Church , Hospitality , Evangelism Source: Day1 Perhaps churches are guilty of expecting people to fit right in when they walk through the church door. In this blog entry, Carol Howard Merritt talks about the importance of meeting people where they are. Ruth's Resiliency Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-10/november-8-32nd-sunday-ordinary-time Commentary/Exegesis by Carol Howard Merritt Topics: Ordinary Time , Homelessness , Women , Ruth Source: The Christian Century Boaz’s words suggest either that Ruth has already been assaulted and humiliated, or that it would have been customary for a woman in her position to expect abuse. Too many things have not changed.

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