Boldcafe group: May 2021

Boldcafe group: May 2021

May 2021 God as mother by Michelle Terry Any language about God is just that – words. Our words cannot capture God. How do you envision God? Read more. Mother figures by Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski We remember the women who have mothered us. Read more. How to use Café with a group Young women are sharing […]

Boldcafe group: Lament

Boldcafe group: Lament

April 2021 Lamenting together by Sarah S. Scherschligt What do you lament about the past year? Read more Easter lament by Ralen M. Robinson This Easter was different. And that’s ok. Read more. How to use Café with a group Young women are sharing community, maybe dinner and discussing the faith-based topics that appear in […]

Easter lament

Easter lament

by Ralen M. Robinson “But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb.” (John 20:11) Easter lilies adorn the sanctuary, the paraments are white, the eggs are dyed and hidden, and the baskets are ready. At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. But this year, […]

Lamenting together

Lamenting together

by Sarah S. Scherschligt I lived in a rural village in Malawi, East Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 90s. There, I experienced the power of communal lament. When someone died, the women in the community would stop everything and start to wail. They would bawl for hours. Neighboring villagers could hear […]

Boldcafe Group: March 2021

Boldcafe Group: March 2021

March 2021 The uncertainty of in-between time by Becca Ehrlich These in-between times are a real part of our lives. Scholars have named this in-between time liminal space: a place of transition, waiting, and uncertainty. Read more. Learning from Genesis: Joseph and liminal space by Becca Ehrlich Like God called Joseph, God calls us all […]

Learning from Genesis: Joseph and liminal space

Learning from Genesis: Joseph and liminal space

by Becca Ehrlich In my article in this month’s issue, we looked at what it means to live in liminal space, that in-between, transitional time when waiting and uncertainty are the norm. We also looked at Joseph’s story in Genesis and how he experienced liminal space. We can learn a lot from Joseph’s story and […]

The uncertainty of in-between time

The uncertainty of in-between time

by Becca Ehrlich When I was an intern at a congregation, I took part in an annual tradition called Confirmation Camp. For one week in the summer, the local Lutheran conference would take over half of a Christian camp in the Adirondack Mountains. The students prepared for confirmation by learning, growing spiritually, and spending time […]