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Cultivate Community

Christian communities need to be centers of deep listening, where God’s presence is named and life-giving relationships are formed across all dimensions of diversity—both within and beyond the church.

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Accentuating the Positive in Youth Sports

Accentuating the Positive in Youth Sports

How churches can support the beautiful and the good found in athletics for kids
The Antioch Effect

The Antioch Effect

Reimagining church in a multicultural world via the book of Acts
Filling in the Vowels

Filling in the Vowels

Seeking Buechner’s alphabet of grace in Vonnegut’s incomprehensible world
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Where Can Hope be Found?

The importance of eschatology in Christian community
Real Estate as Ministry?

Real Estate as Ministry?

Invited into sacred spaces of transition
Listening to Spiritual Lives in Your Ministry Context

Listening to Spiritual Lives in Your Ministry Context

Learning more about the stories and struggles of those entrusted to our care
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Spiritual Life Listening Tool

Dear Sophia: How to survive my family’s holiday gatherings?

Dear Sophia: How to survive my family’s holiday gatherings?

When experiences and views of loved ones differ, how can we still enjoy each other's company?
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The Need Is So Great, but Small Acts Are Christ Embodied

You can live Jesus’ message of compassion
The Wisdom in Being a Nobody

The Wisdom in Being a Nobody

Among the wreckage of our bruised and battered egos is a haze of grace
Serving on the Frontier

Serving on the Frontier

One must be an adept driver (and comfortable with vast open spaces) to lead Easter people
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Jaxon’s Smile

Faithful attention to the risk of farm injuries
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Rural Resilience Requires Community

In the toughest times, we can't go it alone
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The Urgency of Loving Others

Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ideas of personhood matter today
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Get on the Tractor: Church Community Amid the ‘Idle and Disruptive’

How 2 Thessalonians can help us move past complaining.
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Solidarity Economics and the Good Life

“We do better when we all do better.” -Paul Wellstone
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Youth Sports Versus Church?

Noticing—and bridging—the gap between sports and faith
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Healthy But Not Well

On vocation and what it means to be well