#Metoo: A litany for speaking out or not

#Metoo: A litany for speaking out or not

by Elizabeth McBride We offer this #metoo litany as a way to lift our voices together in solidarity with women and girls who have said “me too.” God of the matriarchs, we pray for all the women and girls who are survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault. We bravely choose to share our stories […]

Boldcafe: Truth

Boldcafe: Truth

July 2020 THINK by Sunday Saari A student uses her voice and talent to advocate against sexual assualt. Read more Faith reflections: The truths we tell by Sara Olson-Smith A pastor shares how to support victims of sexual assualt. Read more

Faith Reflections: The truths we tell

Faith Reflections: The truths we tell

by Sara Olson-Smith Our memories are strange things. When we think we’ve got things filed nicely away in the back of the drawer, something yanks them out, scattering piles of memories like paper across a desk. Sometimes those rediscovered memories are a blessing, like when a song on the radio reminds you of a fabulous […]

THINK

THINK

by Sunday Saari I walked down the street on the way to meet my friend for dinner and noticed a lovely summer sunset. It was a street I had walked down hundreds of times before. As I passed a church on the usually crowded street, I noticed three men tumble out of the bar up […]

Boldcafe Podcast: Hope

Faith Reflections: Feels like Good Friday

by Angela Khabeb A few weeks ago, the gospel text for the third Sunday of Easter was the familiar story of The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35). I’ve heard this story throughout my life and preached it many times. But encountering this familiar story through a COVID-19 lens is a game-changer. Walking on the […]

Hope is all the more precious

Hope is all the more precious

by Angela T. Khabeb My 7-year-old daughter, Khonni, came to me the other day and asked, “Mommy, how many people do not have the coronavirus?” I thought for a moment then answered, “Nobody knows for sure, baby. But I’m sure it’s billions.” The importance of herd immunity notwithstanding, her question helped shift my perspective albeit […]

Boldcafe group: Grace

Boldcafe group: Grace

May 2020 Grace in the wilderness by SommerAnn McCullough How can we find grace and share it with others? Read more Faith reflections: Accepting God’s radical grace by SommerAnn McCullough Luther reminds us that God has justified us through faith. Not through our actions, our to-do lists, or the leadership roles we take on in […]

Accepting God’s radical grace

Accepting God’s radical grace

by SommerAnn McCullough During the season of Lent, I started a Bible Study group at my church. I was excited to create this space for anyone who wanted to learn more about the lectionary we hear each Sunday in worship. I wanted to build community, dig deeper into the weekly Scripture, and ask each other […]