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Church facilities are closed, programs and services canceled or shifted to ‘virtual’ services. Things are not normal this year. Perhaps it’s an appropriate time to examine what ‘holy’ really means when we think about Holy Week. […] Read More

Remember when the world was an exciting place. Remember being overcome with awe? That was before you grew up and lost sight of what was important. That was before you let the world take it away. Oh, to have the joy of a 2-year-old. […] Read More

Clergy and other caring vocations are already more at risk for burnout and depression than other professions. With COVID-19 added to the mix, proactive self-care has become even more essential for ministers. […] Read More

How the church responds to victims of sexual abuse, especially in the initial days of disclosure, can determine the trajectory of their healing. These “best practices” will help you respond from a victim-centered approach. […] Read More

As religious and civic leaders, we need to help our local hospitals and health care professionals care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. What you do may seem small to you, but it will be significant. […] Read More

Some may describe this moment of history in apocalyptic terms, but the apocalypse is not earth gone to hell in a handbasket by means of a bloody conflagration. It is the confidence in the promise of a new beginning. […] Read More

My mother died March 20. I loved her with wild abandon. After my dad molested my sisters, Mom took her first steps to the dark side, the last bit of hope rinsed from her heart. She became my father’s accomplice. […] Read More

Teachers understand good teaching is about trust. You have to build relationships with students to engage the learning process. Building that trust becomes even more challenging when a global pandemic requires you to teach online. […] Read More

Lent is a time of honest introspection. The COVID-19 pandemic offers us a fitting chance to reflect theologically on what is going on in this difficult time and how to respond to it in faith. Here are 5 faithful responses. […] Read More

With many of us enslaved to our economic and social situations, we rarely slow down and rest. Yet Sabbath was God’s way of telling his beloved children they were worthy of rest. Is COVID-19 a ‘great pause’ for us to consider? […] Read More