When adjusting to a new situation, it’s tempting to look forward, not back, writes a United Methodist pastor. But it’s important to attend to those deep friendships that are the living connections between memories and dreams.
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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than one million military veterans and their families are taking advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to attend college.
Photo courtesy of Lance Cpl. Manuel F. Guerrero, U.S. Marine Corps, via Wikimedia Commons
A Christian combat veteran offers guidance for seminary professors whose students include veterans.
As Christians, we are a community capable of caring for those whose memories have failed.
Because the church places embodied memory at the center of its identity, Christians are a people properly shaped to care for those with dementia and other memory diseases.
For overstressed, overworked Christians trying to save the world, watching TV and other squandered moments are not a sign of laziness or complacency but a fitting response to the call to Sabbath.
Forest surrounding a monastery retreat center in the Swedish countryside. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ziegenhals
Taking on a spiritual discipline, such as carving out Sabbath time, might strengthen and renew your leadership. And it might be a resolution you can actually keep.
As we lean toward the incarnation during Advent, we need to remember our bodies, says a pastor and yoga instructor.
An Episcopal priest learns a valuable lesson from a run-in with a smartphone. The choice is yours every moment of every day: focus on lack or appreciate the abundance.
Leaders of the humanitarian organization hope the series of case studies will help staff, donors and supporters better understand the dilemmas it faces on the ground.
Science and the modern world can strip the mystery out of our lives. But we can adopt practices -- even using iPhones -- that nurture our sense of transcendence and train our spirits to hear and know God, says an Episcopal priest.