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By Nelson Mendoza
Nelson Mendoza observes that the very popular Marie Kondo method of decluttering (keep only what sparks joy) can also be applied to individual religious practices. What we can truly take away is that the process for sparking joy is deeply personal, much like our journey for what brings us closer to God.
By Charles Graves
Millennials have grown used to portrayals as phone-connected, disbelieving, libertine, avocado toast-eaters. Such statements are usually followed by hand-wringing pleas for more young people in the pews. As a group, we crave a church that is “Loving, Liberating and Life-Giving”. We believe in justice because we are Christians and because of our Episcopal faith. We need the Church to meet us on those grounds with relationship and understanding.
By Maria Bautista Vargas
Maria Bautista Vargas is privileged to have been supported in the church and connected to transformative leadership opportunities, but recognizes that there are many other young adults without such opportunities. Which is a shame, because in her experience young adults are eager and hungry to serve!
By Jackie Overton
As a parent I can leave feeling renewed and refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.
By Br. Angel Gabriel
If you want to engage millennials, you must include them in the conversation.
By Jimmy Abbott
See, what all our churches need and what millennials are looking for is simple. It is Jesus.
By Linda Buskirk
Taylor asserts that encountering others with love and respect is to undertake “the hardest spiritual work in the world… to love the neighbor as the self”
By Melissa Rau
Is your church community putting its money where its mouth and mission are? This month we are highlighting five resources on mission-based finances.
By Annette Buchanan
Obviously, whatever we think we cannot live without is where we should spend our time and treasure. Experience shows that problems arise when these areas are not nurtured.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Truth be told, it’s possible to participate in the Sunday morning exchange of greetings and coffee hour fellowship, even the occasional potluck suppers, without ever going deep enough into a conversation with someone to know if they are struggling to give care to a family member or have declined into dementia themselves.