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We all face seasons in life when our senses are dulled because we have been kicked into survival mode. When you feel like you’re riding a carousel watching the world blur by, it’s vital to ground yourself in the here and now. […] Read More

All our families lead busy lives. It’s hard to find the time to nurture our children’s spiritual lives. But discipleship at home isn’t about doing more; it’s about inviting Christ into what you are already doing. […] Read More

As churches debate same-sex relationships, a conversation on the topic can’t take place without a wider discussion on sex, marriage and family as understood through the lens of the church’s theological tradition. […] Read More

My dad died Thanksgiving morning nearly a decade ago. Even after years of sexual and emotional abuse, finding an old family photo made me long for what that little girl had – if only for a moment. That’s the daddy I miss. […] Read More

This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the National Day of Listening, a perfect time to sit down with your family to tell and record your stories. Don’t let those stories die. They’re important to you and future generations. […] Read More

No matter who you are or how you defined your relationship with the one in your life who died, sorting through the belongings of a departed loved one doesn’t have to be a tedious task. It can be a spiritual journey. […] Read More

We had to say goodbye to our family dog, Shadow, a part of our family for 11 years. Our best little buddy taught me some “doggone theology” during his life. Here are 6 lessons. […] Read More

When presented with an open-ended question about things that provide meaning in their lives, U.S. adults picked family, career and money as the top three responses over spirituality and faith. […] Read More

StoryCorps has designated Black Friday as a National Day of Listening, a time when families – however you may define that – come together to tell and hopefully record family stories. Here’s mine. […] Read More

The religious right has morphed into a full-service political action committee, championing nuclear weapons, tax breaks for the rich and rigid immigration policies “in the name of Jesus.” Seriously? […] Read More