Cafe podcast: You’ve got me feeling emojis

Cafe podcast: You’ve got me feeling emojis

The Real Housewives weren’t the first ones to express anger by flipping tables. Jesus expressed anger too. We are created in God’s image. Anger is part of our human experience and it can be helpful too. Listen to the podcast below and on iTunes. You can see this issue from June 2017 in past articles.

Flashing red: the anger signal

Flashing red: the anger signal

by Harriet Lerner We women have long been taught to avoid anger, not only the expression of it, but the experience of it. We swallow our anger (“it’s not worth fighting over”), or we deny it entirely because we are supposed to be the nurturers, the soothers, the peacemakers, the steadiers of rocked boats. We […]

The very best of Boldcafe

The very best 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 […]

Shame: The enemy of baptism

Shame: The enemy of baptism

by Rozella Haydée White Lent is my favorite church season. Lent can be a time of remembering how we have become disconnected from each other and from who God intended us to be. During Lent, we are invited to remember and relearn who we are as God’s creation.   Not giving up Many people think […]

Arise, shine this Epiphany

Arise, shine this Epiphany

by Jennifer Baker-Trinity You know the song, “This little light of mine?” Perhaps you remember learning it in Sunday school or Vacation Bible School when you were a child. Maybe, like me, you sing it with your own children. Singing the song, we are energized to share the light of Christ “everywhere we go.” But […]

Fed at worship

Fed at worship

by Jenna Pulkowski Huntsberger   When I was a teen, my family attended a congregation that wasn’t a very good fit for us. One of my most vivid memories of that congregation is that only little kids were allowed to have food and drink in the sanctuary.   On the rare occasions when I was […]

Dinner Church: Food for a hangry world

Dinner Church: Food for a hangry world

by Heidi Eickstadt Hangry. How many of you know that feeling when you’ve waited a little too long to get your lunch, your blood sugar is low, and you’re feeling so irritable that every little thing makes you feel like you’re gonna snap? When you’re famished, you can’t think straight to make a decision as […]

Preparing the way, an Advent devotional

Preparing the way, an Advent devotional

by Casey Parrett   The season of Advent and the secular season of “the holidays” can be both extremely joyful and deeply sad for many people. The holiday season seems to bring up feelings of joy and love, loneliness and grief – and hope. Year after year, I am filled with childlike hope and eagerness […]