Sabbath: It's Not About You

Practicing the Sabbath may seem like a challenge in today's fast-paced, high-tech world, but a Sabbath can be a healthy, biblical, spiritual practice to recenter and refocus on what really matters—God, family, and spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Sabbath: It's Not About You

There's More to Me than What You See

What would happen if we were to approach the world with the lesson found in the children’s song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?”  That is the wonder and curiosity with which Rev. Leslie Callahan approaches the story of Esther.

There's More to Me than What You See

Inactivity as Spiritual Practice

When spiritual practices become more human than divine, Ellis suggests inactivity may be the best way to experience God’s activity.

Inactivity as Spiritual Practice

Hope in Congregations

Do churches have dreams?  From her early experience of church to ordained leadership and coaching, Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde’s call is to lead the Church in dreaming.  In this interview, she talks about how people working together for the Church’s dreams gives her hope.

Hope in Congregations

The Pleasure of Epiphany

Epiphany invites us to enjoy the sacramental nature of gifts, particularly God’s self-gift in Jesus. Where we often force a choice between gifts of meaning and gifts of pleasure, Epiphany is a reminder that God chooses both.

The Pleasure of Epiphany

Paying Attention

In this interview, Enuma Okoro shares how her journey to writing and creative work was shaped by paying attention and finding beauty in the act of creation.  She has found that the path towards God often looks different from what we’re told and is constantly unfolding.

Paying Attention

Longing for Community

Early in his career as a chaplain, Bill Gaventa spent time listening to the families of children with disabilities. He recognized their longing for community as it was much like his own. In this interview, Bill shares his own struggle to feel a sense of belonging and how the desire for connection within people gives him hope.

Longing for Community

Let Them Question

A faith that does not ask questions stagnates and maybe even risks death. A faith however, that seeks after Christ and wonders about the mysteries of an unseen God is alive and fresh and can be more readily equipped to handle the examinations the world may throw at us.

Let Them Question

Worship Is Contagious

Involving young people in liturgical preparation can elevate the worship experience of everyone and demonstrate how worship is contagious.

Worship Is Contagious

Encyclopedia Christian

In an age-diverse church, older and younger Christians ask questions alongside one another, pursuing Christ together towards a transformed world.

Encyclopedia Christian

Equipped to Proclaim

Being a preacher, to Shauna Hannan, means both learning how to preach and equipping others to proclaim their message.

Equipped to Proclaim