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Office of the President | M. Craig Barnes

Speeches and Writings

2018

Sermons & Addresses
Watch videos of President Barnes' sermons and addresses on our Multimedia page or on YouTube. Selected sermons are also available for listening on SoundCloud and iTunes.


Writings
Funerals make me miss being a parish pastor, The Christian Century - September 7, 2018
Having faith in God is better than being certain about God, The Christian Century – July 13, 2018
“You can be whatever you wish” and other myths, The Christian Century – May 7, 2018
Listening all the way into the pulpit, The Christian Century – March 16, 2018
People with Gravitas, The Christian Century – January 22, 2018


2017

Sermons & Addresses
Watch videos of President Barnes' sermons and addresses on our Multimedia page. Selected sermons are also available for listening on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Statements
Annual Report to Donors, 2016–17
A Pastoral Response to Charlottesville – August 14, 2017
A Pastoral Letter on the Immigration Executive Order – January 31, 2017

Writings
Gentleness Isn't Fragile, The Christian Century – November 30, 2017
Things Are Always Falling Apart: Is There a Center that Can Hold?, The Christian Century – October 5, 2017
What I Learned from our Seminary's Conflict about Hosting Tim Keller, The Christian Century – August 9, 2017
The Temporary Gift of Marriage, The Christian Century – June 14, 2017
The Night I Learned to Take Chances, The Christian Century – April 19, 2017
Glimpses of the Beloved Community, The Christian Century – February 24, 2017


2016

Sermons & Addresses
Video and audio recordings of President Barnes' 2016 sermons and addresses are available on our Multimedia page.

Statements
Annual Report to Donors, 2015–16

Writings
Why I Worry about the Pastors of Politically Divided Churches, The Christian Century – December 20, 2016
What Waiting reveals about our True Selves, The Christian Century – November 4, 2016
Boomers have got a friend in James Taylor, The Christian Century – September 2, 2016
The Missing Theologians, The Christian Century – July 8, 2016
Other People's Faith in You, The Chrisitan Century – May 18, 2016
Brides of Christ, The Christian Century – March 18, 2016
The Post-Anxiety Church, The Christian Century – January 29, 2016

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