Faith Reflections: Feels like Good Friday

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 seven-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 […]

Boldcafe podcast: Grace

Grace in the wilderness

by SommerAnn McCullough We are living in wilderness times. This pandemic has brought fear, isolation and uncertainty into our daily routines. I have been struggling to find hope and motivation in these challenging times. It is even harder to remember to give myself grace. “At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God […]

Share the gift of Boldcafe

Share the gift of Boldcafe

by Elizabeth McBride There’s something pretty awesome about going to a cafe. Of course, there’s coffee, but besides that, it’s a welcoming space whether you are alone or with friends. It’s comfortable. It’s casual. It’s a place for everyone. Since 2003, Café (http://boldcafe.org), Women of the ELCA’s on-line space for and with young adult women, […]