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Thomas Goodhart

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When You’re Right…

What do you do when you’re right and others just don’t seem to get it? When agreeing to disagree just won’t work for you. And you know what I’m talking about here, whether you’re part of the majority side or…
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Hot Tamales

The first time I ever had a tamale was either my junior or senior year in college nearly twenty years ago. The church I was worshipping in used rented facilities—Western Seminary actually—and had the opportunity to use a different rented…
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Living into the General Synod Tension

The first General Synod I attended was in the year 2000 and I went with loads of enthusiasm. As a student having just finished my first year at seminary—attending the seminarian seminar—I was excited about how the church did its…
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Why Hospitality?

Rev. Katy Sundararajan is back at The Twelve today. She is the Th.M. Program Administrator and International Student Advisor at Western Theological Seminary and works part-time as an RCA missionary with her husband, JP. They have the unmeasurable joy of sharing…
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Moving Out of My Head

I was not born into the church. Though I did eventually grow up in it. It was the early 1980’s. We were not a church-going family. On my father’s side we had nominal Protestant roots, less so from my mother’s…
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A New Attitude

Yesterday here at The Twelve the Rev. Annie Reilly gave a thoughtful, pastoral, personal, and theologically honest and astute reflection of her time on the recent RCA Special Council. If you have not read it yet, I highly encourage you…
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The Colorful Side of Trending

Rev. Katy Sundararajan is the Th.M. Program Administrator and International Student Advisor at Western Theological Seminary, and partners with her husband as an RCA missionary with Audio Scripture Ministries. She continues filling in for Tom here at The Twelve. I’m…
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A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

Rev. Katy Sundararajan is the Th.M. Program Administrator and International Student Advisor at Western Theological Seminary, and partners with her husband as an RCA missionary with Audio Scripture Ministries. She continues filling in for Tom here at The Twelve.  …
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Places that Claim Us

  Katy Sundararajan is the Th.M. Program Administrator and International Student Advisor at Western Theological Seminary, and partners with her husband as an RCA missionary with Audio Scripture Ministries. She continues filling in for Tom here at The Twelve.  …