Pentecost is God using God’s people to be a catalyst for transformation and to reach those who have been overlooked or considered beyond the bounds of ministry, writes an AME minister.
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A collection of Christmas ornaments reminds a writer and teacher that the abundant life is about more than an abundance of joy. Some ornaments carry weightier significance, leaning more toward Lent than Christmas or Epiphany.
Participants in The Painting Table process explore prayer and self-expression at the 2015 Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Photos courtesy of Roger Hutchison
By gathering people to pray and to paint, a lay professional in the Episcopal Church has created a process in which children and adults can explore the Passion story -- and their own.
A pastor recalls a summer friendship with a 94-year-old neighbor as one of the most important lessons of his training -- and a model for Lenten discipline.
When we turn a blind eye to the misdeeds of our institutions, we deny our corporate fallibility and miss opportunities to practice the confession and reconciliation that frame our personal experiences with God.
By examining our assumptions about race and the larger systems that shape our lives, we, like the wise men, can experience the manifestation of God, says a youth ministry leader. We too can experience Christ in the chaos.
At Church Street UMC's pageant, sleeping shepherds are about to be awakened by angels bearing good news. Photos by Wade Payne
A spur-of-the-moment event with a wide variety of participants, the annual Christmas pageant at Church Street UMC in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a celebration filled with grace, imperfection and joy.