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Easter

As we find ourselves in perilous times, we also find ourselves seeking hope. As Holy Week quickly approaches, good faith people can connect with the Jesus story more this year than any before. Look for the helpers – then and now. […] Read More

The 40 days of Lent place Christians on a journey of self-denial. However, the larger lesson of Lent might be we are called to abandon worldly hopes in order to embrace God’s hopes. Are you ready to give up all hope? […] Read More

Lent provides an opportunity to go knowingly into the wilderness, to visit Jesus as he is being tempted and to gather strength from Jesus’ strength. To have an insight into Jesus’ wilderness journey gives insight into our own. […] Read More

Our journey through Lent mirrors the cheese, mice and mazes in the business fable, ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ When circumstances change, do we continue on despite the change or do we get angry and frustrated? […] Read More

While it appears odd to prize a day of great darkness and a day memorializing death, Ash Wednesday reminds us God has not left humanity alone in darkness. Jesus was – and will be – there in that darkness. […] Read More

How do we reconcile the hope of the resurrection with the reminder of death surrounding us? It’s one of the most difficult aspects of leading and guiding God’s people. Yet, Eastertide reminds us death can be overcome. […] Read More

Two roadblocks preventing many churches from adopting better environmental stewardship practices are political leanings and distrust of science. Here’s how one church became more eco-friendly, and it started with solar panels. […] Read More

This planet is God’s garden, and God is the Gardener. Sadly, humans have continued to thwart the Gardener and position themselves as “owners” of the land when we are merely caretakers. We must embrace a theology of creation-care. […] Read More

I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ for many reasons, including witnessing the colorful beauty and splendor at a Pride parade and listening to stories of coming out, of opening the door and emerging into a new life. […] Read More

To bless your ministers and promote their health and well-being, you should encourage your pastor and ministerial staff to take at least one extra day off this week. In fact, insist on it. […] Read More