In life and in death, Jesus hung out with those on the margins of society. In fact, in the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, he says that He Himself is at the margins. As His hands and feet, are we listening to people at the margins?
One Sunday each year (the fourth Sunday in September) has been designated Abuse Awareness Sunday. The annual email goes out, “Tell us what you did for Abuse Awareness Sunday”. Here are some responses from 2014.
193 riders making up 40 teams joined together for an autumn day of cycling in a collective effort for poverty alleviation. Sarah Williams, one of the riders, reflected on her experience riding with Sea to Sea...
I will have the privilege of talking with my younger colleagues. I will remind myself that these are not easy times for our ministers, that they are struggling with plenty of problems of which we didn’t know much in “my day”.
The CRCNA is pleased to offer webinars as a way of learning, sharing, and growing together. It's easy to particpate - all you need is a computer (with speakers or headset). These free, one-hour events are offered several times each year in the spring and fall.
One of the questions I hear from those considering gathering all ages together to learn from and with each other is "How do we get people to sit with people they may not know and connect with folks from different age groups?"
In July, a news story hit the web about four male students who developed a fingernail polish that indicates the presence of date rape drugs by changing color after being dipped in the drink. While many applauded this invention, some saw negative implications.
October 21, 201410 commentsBy Robin Michelle Rhodes
Anima: The Forum for Worship and the Arts is a project concerned with including our youth and young adults in worship leadership. Training videos available on their website could be used as discussion fodder at worship committee meetings or planning groups.
According to Karl Barth, "Deacons cannot be expected to meet all the material needs of society, but they should be permitted to look deeper into the roots of the social issues causing those needs." This and other insights by Barth are shared with us by Dr. David Guretzki in this online article.