The spirituality of tension

How can experiencing tension help us with transformation?
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Faith reflections: From tension to transformation

Jesus consistently stepped into tense situations rather than tiptoeing around them. He didn’t avoid difficult interpersonal dynamics; he embraced them and recognized that tension is often a catalyst for transformation (of people and systems). MORE ›

Boldcafe group: Tension

Young women are sharing community, maybe dinner and discussing the faith-based topics that appear in every issue of Café. Each issue of Café features two articles with discussion questions and a closing prayer. You can download and print out the August 2021 issue, or follow along from the website if you have an Internet connection.


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Boldcafe dinner invite

Join Boldcafe writers + friends for conversation and dinner, Thursday, September 2 @ 7 p.m. (CT)!

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.

The Rev. Susan Schneider is a pastor and popular Boldcafe writer. She will lead our conversation about healing through art. Join us!

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Art as healing” Susan Scheider

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