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Is it Cheap, or Just Cheap to Me?

How can Christians participate in an economic system that exploits human and environmental resources? In this article, Christy Lang Hearlson invites us to consider the full costs.

Is it Cheap, or Just Cheap to Me?

Transformative Covenant Communities

When people describe their place of worship as a “church home” and the people with whom they worship as their “church family,” they are making a profound theological claim about the Church as a unique kind of community.

Transformative Covenant Communities

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

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

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

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

The Smallest Thing

In the work of social justice, liberation precedes reconciliation. Yet, says Douglass, neither can occur until our bodies get involved.

The Smallest Thing

Autumn: Gathering Time

The cycle of planting and harvest is hard-wired into us. Hampton Wright offers that we can stay attuned to this cycle and gather momentum for daily life through prayer.

Autumn: Gathering Time

The Art of Spiritual Writing

The mystery and beauty of good spiritual writing is its power to minister to the reader. For this to happen, Hampton Wright says, the writer must conceive of the work as ministry.   

The Art of Spiritual Writing