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July 12, 2022

Dorothy C. Bass: Christian practices and a way of life abundant

Twenty-five years ago, the book “Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People,” compiled and edited by Dorothy C. Bass, initiated a conversation...

August 10, 2020

How to host online meetings with Christian hospitality

By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals

  Words from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians have been on my mind lately. Most days and evenings, my husband and I, along with...

October 15, 2019

Why storytelling matters

By Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

  My grandmother tells a story, entirely in Spanish, of a viejita, an old woman, who collects small logs on her way to her casita,...

September 17, 2019

A justice network equips participants to live simply, give generously

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

  In the early 2000s, Kristen Filipic had become well-established as an attorney in Boston, earning more money than ever before. But she’d started to...

June 25, 2019

How we read the Bible as a post-evangelical church

By Steve Watson

  Roger stood before our quarterly gathering of church leaders wearing faded jeans and a button-down shirt suitable for the gardening and other activities that...

June 25, 2019

Singing the life-giving song of exhalation

By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals

  The haenyeo -- female divers who have been harvesting seafood off the coast of Korea since the 17th century -- know the importance of...

June 11, 2019

Nuns & Nones brings together religiously unaffiliated young adults and Catholic sisters

By Yonat Shimron

  The air was thick with ash from raging wildfires last November when five millennials with no fixed religious affiliation moved into a Roman Catholic...

September 18, 2018

A prayer to begin the day

By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals

  Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me to rely on your holy will. In every hour of the day...

June 26, 2018

Sister Joanna takes the final step to monastic life

By Katelyn Ferral

  The rite began with a question: “What do you ask?” The reply: “The mercy of God and of the Order.” Midmorning on a Saturday...

February 20, 2018

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: The holy work of seating charts

By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals

  This past Christmas, I had a group of 14 over for dinner. My guests ranged from 17 to 60 years old and included old...