September 2020 May we use our voices by Joy McDonald Coltvet Not only are we called to speak and act; we are called to do it boldly. Read more Faith reflections: Faith in action by Emily K. Hartner Our convictions, our core values, represent our faith. They are our faith. Read more September 2020. How […]
by Joy McDonald Coltvet You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God’s. Any case that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it. (Deuteronomy 1:17b) In the animated film A Bug’s Life, a huge colony of ants are used and abused by a few big, bullying […]
How do you decide when standing up for something (or someone) is worth the risks involved? Can our faith help us out? Well, if our faith in Jesus lies at the core of our lives, then yes, our convictions should and will emerge as a result of that faith.
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 […]
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
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 […]
by Collette Broady Grund From the moment he began speaking, Jesus laid out an agenda that was political—especially in Luke’s gospel. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,” he read from Isaiah in the synagogue in Nazareth, “because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent […]
by Emily K. Hartner When I was in high school, one of my teachers plastered motivational posters all over the walls of her classroom. These posters—you’ve probably seen similar ones—featured various phrases/advice/sayings alongside photographs of cute little animals. There’s one I remember more than the others: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for […]