July 18, 2019

“It’s like we’re not even reading the same Bible.” That comment, made last night in an Adult Ministry Team meeting in response to a question about what cultural conversations most press upon our people, prompted vigorous nods around the table. Lamenting the divisive...

July 11, 2019

There is a special kind of magic that seems to hang in the air at youth camp. Unlike many of the cultural rhythms of their everyday life, campers aren’t geared incessantly towards productivity and perfection and management about what comes next. One meaningful change...

July 3, 2019

Our Homebound Team co-chairs gathering to pore and pray over a list of those beloveds who are home-centered in their daily rhythms, followed immediately by a room full of women who have carefully and creatively crafted notes of encouragement to send out among our...

June 27, 2019

There is a unique kind of joy found in the gift of colleagues who are willing to bring their full, incarnational selves to this work of Love. And this week has been filled with that joy! Nearly our full staff stepped away from our usual rhythms for awhile this week,...

June 20, 2019

Walking up those historic steps, I confess that I was more in a hurry and distracted by the sight of familiar faces to fully understand the gravity of that moment. The full weight of the moment just didn’t register until, with hundreds of voices raised singing “Lift...

June 13, 2019

If ever I’m sure I’ve discovered the movements of God in the world, God finds some way to unmoor me from my expectations in ways that always, always lead to broader trust and abundant transformation. If ever I thought I had the world figured out, I have only to lift...

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