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By Greg Syler
Is your first virtual annual meeting coming up? In Annual Meetings Go Virtual, Greg Syler lists all the ways to embrace the positives of this format and make the most of this new reality as you plan your next online annual meeting.
By Raul Deigo Veizaga
Have you experienced a Posada? In Las Posadas and the Journey to Bethlehem, Raul Deigo Veizaga explains the cultural significance of this celebration for the Hispanic community, the impact of joyful community gatherings and their unique experience of Christmas.
By Raul Deigo Veizaga
En mis 32 años, nunca tuve una Navidad blanca (una navidad con nieve). Para mí, la Navidad no está completa sin ir a varias posadas.
By Matthew Cobb
What role does community, spiritual discipline and biblical literary play in our overall mental and spiritual wellbeing? In Our Spiritual Evolution, Matthew Cobb delves into each of these essential capacities sharing his personal experience and learnings.
By David Romanik
How do we respond when those who look and speak differently knock on our door? When two Swahili-speaking refugee families from Congo arrived at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, in 2013, the community’s first response was to help with their physical needs. In Breaking Down Walls, David Romanik shares the process of discernment and the practical steps that followed as they shifted their focus to bringing God’s purpose for the community to life.
By Kelly Brown Douglas
The alienation of America from its soul is at the root of normalizing dehumanizing and violence against black lives. In Do We Want to Be White, Or Do We Want to be Church? Dean Kelly Brown Douglas asks communities of faith to lead this country back to its soul by setting an example through repentant truth-telling and restorative letting-go.
By Jemonde Taylor
How are icons different from images? In Icons: One Thousand Painted Prayers, Jemonde Taylor delves into the world of spiritual iconography and explains how powerfully expressive icons can be in revealing the divine to us and in us.
By Meredith Rogers
How can a vestry be transformational in its relationships, particularly with young people in the church? In An Open Letter to Vestry Members From a Youth Minister, Meredith Rogers appeals to church leaders to show up for their youth and children.
By David Robinson
A church building is a gift that we must consider using to its fullest potential. In Putting Our Buildings to Work, David Robinson invites us to be open to all possibilities and lists ideas for transforming church spaces.
By Brian Sellers-Petersen
What can you do with land? Turns out, the sky is the limit! In Stewardship and Land, Brian Sellers-Peterson shares his view of our greatest common asset – land, and provides numerous examples of active ministries that take advantage of this often underutilized gift.