Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment

Andrei Rublev’s famous icon showing the three angels hosted by Abraham at Mamre. Wikimedia Commons FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   By Allison Backous Troy Writer and educator   While writing about hospitality, an author wrestles with questions about who belongs at the table. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 The first icon I ever bought was Andrei Rublev’s famous “Hospitality of Abraham.” … Continue reading “Allison Backous Troy: Hospitality is more than entertainment”

Welcomed as Christ: How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith

  Welcomed as Christ How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith   BY NICHOLAS TANGEN JUNE 21, 2019  A few years ago, I visited Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota for the first time. My visit came in the midst of some conversations with my spiritual director about the tension between the life of my faith community, … Continue reading “Welcomed as Christ: How Benedictine Spirituality Rescued My Faith”

‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North

By Joelle Kidd December 24, 2018 The Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik, northern Quebec, is flanked by Hudson Bay on one side and Ungava Bay on the other. Here, above the treeline, wide open skies frame sweeping views of snow through the crisp, cold air. “It’s a beautiful place, amazingly beautiful,” says Esther Wesley, co-ordinator of … Continue reading “‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North”

‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes

By Joelle Kidd December 26, 2018 It’s difficult to know what someone is experiencing when they walk into your church, says Tasha Carrothers. “They come and they may or may not stay, you don’t know why…even with newcomers, we don’t pull them aside three months in and say, ‘What was your experience like when you … Continue reading “‘Mystery worshippers’ see church through a visitor’s eyes”

Christine D. Pohl: Hospitality, trust and reweaving the fabric of community

Bigstock / Apugach FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   At a time when the social fabric is frayed, the church has an important role to play in reweaving community, drawing on the practices of hospitality and trust, says a theologian and professor emeritus of Christian ethics. Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Today, when the notion of community and even simple … Continue reading “Christine D. Pohl: Hospitality, trust and reweaving the fabric of community”