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By Juliette Acker
A sustainable endowment depends on wise spending. Do you need to take a fresh look at how you make spending decisions at your church? In the following infographic, we clarify five common misconceptions that may affect your endowment spending decisions.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on race and multi-cultural congregations.
By Richelle Thompson
In breakout sessions and a Q&A period, the sentiment was universal: we want to read scripture. We need to read it. God is calling us to read, reflect, and respond.
By Nicole Foster
You wouldn’t think that hazing could be part of the process of taking holy orders, but unfortunately, it is. Nicole Foster explains what the term “apostolic hazing” means and what we can do about it.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
After several attempts to add the daily office to the Advocate’s liturgical offerings through the years, both in person and online, Covid has given us the inclination and the desire to make it happen. Zoom has made it possible.
By Ken Kroohs
Ken Kroohs compares wearing red during Pentecost to those crew members in the original Star Trek who wore red on away missions. Most of the red-shirted crew died on those missions, while Scripture tells us we are to die (to self) in God’s mission.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
In our latest blog, Lisa G. Fischbeck imagines how Jesus would be a good Zoom bomber, not a malicious one like the kind that spout epithets, but the kind that might take over our screen with words of love and peace.
By Annette Buchanan
Inequity and justice are common threads among these realities.
By Ken Howard
What did we learn from our first week of online worship?
By Greg Syler
Greg Syler reminds us that Jesus says very clearly in John 12:44-50: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” In our blog, Greg explores a worrying perception among young non-Christians (nones) that Christians are judgmental. What would it take to change their minds?