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By Sandra Montes
Tristemente, los desastres suceden a nuestro alrededor todo el tiempo. A veces tenemos que enfrentarlos, a veces nuestros amigos, amigas y seres queridos los enfrentan y otras veces leemos sobre los desastres que pasan en otras partes.
By Sandra Montes
What is our first response when something terrible happens? In When Disaster Strikes, Sandra Montes presents her response, grounded in her faith, and shares those of many others, also asking – what helps you in the face of disaster?
By Lorenzo Lebrija
What does a certified futurist believe about the future of our church? In How to See the Church of the Future Today, Lorenzo Lebrija reveals how to think like a futurist – focusing on drivers and signals of change.
By Prema Vas
We live in a culture that encourages us to ‘follow your heart’ constantly. But is that good advice? In To Feel or Not to Feel, Prema Vas shares a reflection on how she navigates immense and overwhelming feelings, with help from Jesus.
By Stephen Rumler
How does music impact our worship? In Love in Humble Service, Stephen Rumler describes how the parish where he serves as music director was impacted by the pandemic and why music continues to be “an unavoidable grace that we receive each day.”
By Nia McKinney
Does being ‘on’ at all times make you stressed? In On Being Available Always, a short video, Nia McKinney chats with us about constant availability, constant vigilance and constant worry. She implores us to learn to respect boundaries, our own and those of others.
By Cate Anthony
Cancel-culture and the associated idea of irredeemability it carries has become common in our world. But how do we reconcile that as Christians? In Call-out Culture’s Shadow Side, Cate Anthony raises important questions on justice, othering and redemption.
By Mary Vano
Do you remember your first pledge? In New World, Ancient Practice: Tithing in the 21st Century, Mary Vano describes her personal relationship with tithing and encourages us to find our way on God’s path of liberation through generous giving.
By Jesse Zink
In Flight Adjustments in a Changing Church, Jesse Zink describes his vocation in theological education and his work at as principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College, sharing how this challenging, exhausting and yet delightful calling is akin to flying the Millennium Falcon through the world of theological education today.
By Haley Bankey
There are many places and ways of meeting God on our Christian journey other than our church buildings. In Holy Hikes and Thin Spaces, Haley Bankey shares how she encountered God in a lush evergreen forest – a thin space, where heaven and earth converged. She inspires us to get out into the world and experience God through Holy Hikes and the Wild Church Network.