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Conflict and Forgiveness

Even during times of conflict, God has a promise for us
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The world is changing. 

Stay up to date on the latest research, resources, and reflections exploring how to cultivate Christian faith in the 21st century. 


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COVID-19 Stages of Grief

Every type of loss requires grieving.
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Leading With Vulnerability

Empower others to be authentic

Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next?

We can persist in preaching for transformation.

Juneteenth 2020: Once You See

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

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

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

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

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

Animal companions provide a ministry of presence
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Pentecostal Protest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter into the spiritual practice of journaling.

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