We’re living in deeply uncertain times. We’re in the throes of a global pandemic. Markets are rising and falling. Everywhere we turn, we’re confronted with political distraction and disruption. And we’re still dealing with the regular ebbs and flows of daily life. It can all begin to feel like too much. And in many ways, […]
Pastor and poet Meta Herrick Carlson M.Div. ‘08 released her book “Ordinary Blessings, Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Everyday Life” this month. These collections offer respite from the hectic and fast pace of everyday life. Use this piece to inspire, calm and encourage you in hard times. “Ordinary Blessings” collects blessings for loving yourself, enduring […]
In a changing church and world, perhaps a question we don’t ask often enough is: What’s your story? Where have you encountered God? Why are you a Christian? What is it about the story of Jesus—as opposed to the millions of stories available to us in our globally connected world—that makes your life meaningful? These […]
The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most cherished book in the Old Testament. In this lively volume, two experienced teachers invite students to read and explore the Psalter and roam widely among its poems. The book introduces the dynamics of the biblical text, helping students become
Have you ever wondered where the Kingdom of Heaven is located? Eric Barreto shares insight that this is not just about Heaven, it is not just a place controlled by a royal official, and it is not completely focused on the future.
Elaine Johnson invites her congregation, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, to invest in the community of people who benefit from giving, whether that comes around through family, children, and spirituality. In this Faith + Lead blog, readers are encouraged to reflect on our investments.