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By Robert Leopold
COVID-19 has unforgivingly exposed a challenging vision of the future of our church. In Tension and Release in the Church, Robert Leopold uses the analogy of a “wrist rocket” from the Netflix series Stranger Things and shares how being called to “wade into the tension of our times” might be the pandemic’s hidden gift.
By Hillary Raining
Mental health, wellness and spirituality have become critically important during this time of isolation, grief and fear. In Thrive in The Hive, the Rev. Hillary Raining shares examples of work they’re doing at The Hive - an online spirituality and wellness community, formed to bring ancient Christian practices of faith to those who looking to grow and learn.
By Mary Vano
What can we do to raise our children to have an understanding and respect for other faith traditions? When the Rev. Mary Vano came to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, it was clear that there was energy around formation for children – just not the usual Vacation Bible School way. In Breathe on Me, Breath of Life, she shares how Friendship Camp came about – an interfaith summer day camp for children in partnership with the Interfaith Center of the Institute for Theological Studies at St. Margaret’s, whose mission is to reduce fear and hatred among the world’s religions.
By Callie Swanlund and Jeremy Tackett
How do we understand digital ministry, especially in a pandemic? In Digital Ministry Is Here to Stay, the Rev. Callie Swanland and Jeremy Tackett join in conversation to explain how they’ve been telling their stories in the digital realm, what they’ve learned and share their hopes about how this type of ministry has endless creative possibilities as we imagine new ways of exploring evangelism, formation and discipleship in a post-pandemic church.
By Gerlene Gordy
In our latest blog, Gerlene Gordy relates her experiences of growing up Navajo and the importance of prayer in her culture.
By David W. Peters
The Rev. David Peters Shares Five Resources on Pandemic Church
By Greg Syler
Greg Syler asks “to what kind of future do we wish to return”. Do we as a church want to go back to the slow decline we were experiencing or take the time to fundamentally change the way we do business so that we fix our problems instead of patching them?
By Ken Mosesian
In our latest blog, Ken Mosesian advises us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and to talk about both religion and politics. Both are powerful belief systems that underlie how people identify and should be shared. What do you think?
By Tim Schenck
A tool to help parish leadership reflect deeply upon their post-pandemic ministry.
By Anna Sutterisch
The Rev. Canon Anna Sutterisch vlogs about the concepts of #MakeChurchHipAgain and #NotYourGrandmasChurch through the lens of seculocity in New Wine in an Old Wineskin. How are we following the Holy Spirit as she moves and changes us and our institution?