Taking the First Steps toward Becoming an Anti-Racist Congregation

I am the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Becker, Minnesota. Becker is a small community of..

Talking to Adults about Racism and Racial Justice

By Jessica Davis June 2, 2021

Last month, I wrote about ways in which leaders in the church, especially white leaders, can..

Have a Deeper Conversation about Race with Dialogues On: Race

By Sparkhouse February 5, 2020

It’s Black History Month. Plenty of events in the last decade or two have pushed us toward a..

How to study the Bible

By Rebecca Ninke May 16, 2019

A lot of people pick up the Bible with the intention of reading through it. Start to finish...

Better together: Creating interdenominational relationships

By Rebecca Ninke May 9, 2019

When I was on internship, I had a sermon to push out during the Week of Christian Unity. I glanced..

Mom guilt vs. pastor guilt

By Rebecca Ninke May 2, 2019

The phone rang in the middle of the night.  It was the local hospital, and someone was dying.


Putting faith into action in your adult Bible study

By Carla Barnhill April 11, 2019

This is the final blog post in our three-part series with ideas about hosting a new engaging..

How to make the Bible relevant for today's audience

By Sparkhouse April 4, 2019

This is the second blog post in our three-part series with ideas about hosting a new, engaging..

How to organize a Bible study around a single verse

By Sparkhouse March 28, 2019

This is the first blog post in a series that talks about ideas for Bible study for your adult..

Refugee crisis: A network of care

By Sparkhouse March 21, 2019

If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where..


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