A God who shows up

Not all holiday homecomings are happy and magical
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Faith reflections: Called to wait expectantly

by Emily Heitzman

Every year at this time, as I turn on the TV or a Christmas music station, I am reminded of the many people who cannot relate to the majority of Christmas songs, TV shows and movies, which emphasize the importance of going home for the holidays. I cannot help but think about those who lack a safe place they can call home, whether they have been forced from their homes because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deportation, a broken relationship, violence, a natural disaster, or an unjust economic system.

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Boldcafe Podcast: A call to wait expectantly

by Emily Heitzman
Listen to the podcast episode below and on iTunes.

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Boldcafe Monthly Dinner

Hosted by Erin Strybis.

Readers and writers + friends meet monthly over dinner via Zoom.

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Listen to our newest podcast

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Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, January 6 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.

Erin Strybis is an author and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about our identity as a child of God. Join us!

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What Scripture says about God’s love ” by Erin Strybis

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A God who shows up

Not all holiday homecomings are happy and magical
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The Poem That Prays 

The Poem That Prays 

by Sarah Carson For as long as I can remember, there have been two places I’ve turned when things get challenging: 1) to my faith, 2) to poetry. As someone who grew up in church, I’ve learned prayer can be powerful when I have questions, doubts, and even anger. It can...

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Everyday Earth Day

Everyday Earth Day

by Amy Waelchli When I think about the state of the environment--all the facts, figures, predictions, and failures--I’m completely immobilized with fear. Scientists have been issuing warnings and admonitions to get our acts together for a while now, and we’ve ignored...

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Listen to our newest podcast

Every month we offer a podcast version of one of the articles. Listen to the latest episode here or get it from iTunes. MORE

Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, January 6 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)!

Once a month we meet with some of our popular writers to talk about our favorite articles and more! Bring your own dinner (B.Y.O.D) and sign up via Zoom.

Erin Strybis is an author and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about our identity as a child of God. Join us!

Register

What Scripture says about God’s love ” by Erin Strybis

Cafe pop-up events

Readers share stories related to the monthly theme. See photos from our previous events.

Help Keep Café Free

This monthly publication and podcast is made possible through regular offerings donated by women from over 7,000 active Women of the ELCA units in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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