“Let’s put him on blast!” I hadn’t heard the phrase before, but I instantly knew what it meant: whatever the business’s misstep had been,…
Tag: Current Events
A Trauma Survivor’s Advice for Surviving a Global Crisis
Our Wesleyan tradition holds a rich heritage of understanding the way the whole of our created being functions. We share a long history of…
Social Media & Holiness
Social media was not helping me love God and my neighbor. This was not contributing to my holiness. We can’t live in a way that tears down fellow humans.
The Startling Poetry of Madeleine L’Engle
It is startling to encounter words that easily puncture what troubles us, in a moment aching for the holy iconoclasm of the poetry of Madeleine L’Engle.
The Cost of Preaching Pastorally & Prophetically
If we are guided by Scripture, the content of our preaching will always have aspects of the pastoral and the prophetic.
Edgar Bazan ~ Racism & Bias: We All Suffer
Racism denies the image of God in humankind. It seeks to destroy God’s likeness in every person, both in those who invite and ignore racism, and in those who are the recipients of it, repudiating what God created and the way God created it.
James Petticrew ~ Praying for Compassion Collisions
God’s compassion needs to be experienced and expressed: experienced by us as his people and expressed to the people around us.
“Overwhelmed”: How Our Pastors Are Coping with Pandemic
“I am anxious about what the church may look like in the next few months. I am constantly preoccupied and thinking about what we need to do. This often leads me to feel overwhelmed and inadequate, as I try to anticipate what we need to be doing next.”
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ A Prayer for Burning Grace: Protocols & Pentecost
When the strain is greatest, let’s continue to forge ahead with creative resilience.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ A Prayer for the Raw & Ragged
We need your Breath of Life, your Spirit-Wind that slowly fills our lungs with quiet life,
that slows our breathing away from
billowing into our cells
the warm, still calmness of being.