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Conflict and Forgiveness

Even during times of conflict, God has a promise for us
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COVID-19 Stages of Grief

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Every type of loss requires grieving.
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Leading With Vulnerability

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Empower others to be authentic
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Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next?

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We can persist in preaching for transformation.
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Juneteenth 2020: Once You See

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Jesus healing the blind man of Bethsaida speaks to our present moment.
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Journaling for Pastors: What are you carrying

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Spend time with God with this journaling guide.
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ELCA Prayer Service for Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine

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Commemorate the Emmanuel Nine in prayer today.
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The Spirituality of Being Wrong

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How being wrong can be a practice of faith and connection
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Ministry Tool: A Free Online VBS

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Inspire children to experience God outside with this simple, free VBS
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It’s Not “Just a Dog”: The Ministry of Animal Companions

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Animal companions provide a ministry of presence
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Pentecostal Protest

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Amid barriers, imagine a nation unified by the Spirit
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Praying Justice in an Unjust World

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Adapt your prayer practices for the needs of our current world.
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What I’m Reading Now: Resources for Racial Justice and Commemoration of the Emanuel 9

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A resource to remember and advocate for racial justice.
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

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The Holy Spirit calls us to listen, understand, and go out.
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Who I Am Listening to Now: 5 Sermons from Black Preachers this Week

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Listen and learn from these black preachers.
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Journaling for Pastors: Our own pain and limits amidst chaos

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We can face our own pain and the pain of the world.
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What I’m Praying Now: Litanies and Confessions, Prayers for Justice

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A resource for confession and prayer around racial justice.
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4 Ways to Deliver a Message When You Cannot Preach

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Engage your community with creative alternatives to a traditional sermon.
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Good Grieving in the Coronavirus Era

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Create safe and meaningful memorial and burial services.
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What I’m Reading Now: Embracing Contradictions

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We recommend a book for uncertain times.
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Journaling for Pastors: reflect on your past

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Enter into the spiritual practice of journaling.

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