A vibrant church life in Arctic surroundings

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service Rev. Emilie Steenholdt, vicar in Nuuk Parish. Photo: Claus Grue/WCC. 05 August 2019 *By Claus Grue In Greenland’s fast-growing capital, Nuuk, finding an empty seat in one of its two churches isn’t always easy. Whether at Sunday worship, concerts or other activities, … Continue reading “A vibrant church life in Arctic surroundings”

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: Singing the life-giving song of exhalation

Female divers off the coast of Korea often hold their breath for several minutes at a time. When they emerge for air, they first exhale, emitting a distinctive cry, and then breathe in. Image from LisaSee.com/Financial Times By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Korean sea divers exhale before they inhale, … Continue reading “Gretchen E. Ziegenhals: Singing the life-giving song of exhalation”

Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving

Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who … Continue reading “Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving”

Jeffrey Bilbro: Wendell Berry exemplifies sustainable life

Unsplash / Toomas Tartes FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   From the city to the suburbs, Wendell Berry can help us imagine virtuous forms of living, says the author and Spring Arbor University associate professor. TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019 Climate change and the sustainability of the earth are huge, often paralyzing issues. Yet despite their overwhelming scale, Jeffrey Bilbro, … Continue reading “Jeffrey Bilbro: Wendell Berry exemplifies sustainable life”

Feather Dance textile arts project a ‘witness to reconciliation’

By  MATT GARDNER July 9, 2019 Indigenous artist and Feather Dance project lead Rikki Kooy displays the community banner created for St. Hildegard’s Sanctuary, which calls on us to be mindful of the work of reconciliation. Photo by Sandra Vander Schaaf   The following is part of a series exploring the impact of projects across … Continue reading “Feather Dance textile arts project a ‘witness to reconciliation’”