Healthy Conflict in Church Communities

By Nicholas Tangen March 22, 2022

I grew up in a culture where conflict was seen as toxic and hazardous. I learned, through..

How to Approach the Light and Dark Imagery of Epiphany

By Jessica Davis December 21, 2021

After all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, it can be easy to overlook..

Labyrinths as a Spiritual Practice

By Ruth Sall September 16, 2021

Our church has a labyrinth painted on a small parking lot where anyone from the congregation and..

Take a Walk; Say a Prayer

By Nicholas Tangen July 27, 2021

Many congregations are beginning to imagine strategies for returning to worship and in-person..

Ministry Professionals Need a Break

By Ruth Sall July 15, 2021

There is a scene in the Pixar movie The Incredibles where Elastigirl is holding up a careening jet..

Race Matters. Does Becoming a Faithful Church Matter?

By Michelle Townsend de Lopez June 30, 2021

We all want to answer an affirmative yes to this question, but even in this mini three-part blog..

Does Race Matter?: Your Church and Worship Style

By Michelle Townsend de Lopez June 23, 2021

In my first blog we talked about language and vocabulary to open our awareness and start the..

Learn to Letterbox

By Jason Brian Santos April 27, 2021

“Shh . . . there are muggles over there; we don’t want them to see us” has been a strangely..

Rituals: It Takes Practice

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner April 22, 2021

Are you practicing any rituals with the children at your church these days? Rituals are repetitive..

Making Your Church Latex-Free

By Rebecca Ninke March 18, 2021

At a family cabin when my daughter was preschool-age, I took a bandage off a boo-boo on her arm and..

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