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September 21, 2021

Cards with character: A printmaker designs products that communicate the complexity of life

Rachel Kroh didn’t expect that people would respond so strongly to her printmaking. At St. Lydia’s, the dinner church she co-founded, she saw that her...

July 27, 2021

“How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace”

By Melissa Florer-Bixler

  I’ve heard Christians confront the ethical question of the psalms of vengeance. They worry over the ill that could come if these words are...

May 18, 2021

The opportunity of fruitful fear

By Kelly Ryan

  For many years, I was afraid to fly. This fear was especially intense as I settled into my airplane seat, convinced that I was...

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...