People in faith communities struggling with trauma and mental health issues often encounter spiritual leaders trying to help, but they don’t have a trauma-informed lens. A new podcast is here to help.
As the US faces seemingly overwhelming systemic issues, now is the time for churches to reinvigorate and reimagine their legacy for the 21st century. We can accomplish great things together if we have the vision.
Spiritual formation can be wearisome, placing you in a storm-tossed boat and demanding more than you think you can bear. It is almost never convenient and can be unnerving. It is not risk averse. It’s a lot like, well, composting.
Shakespeare had it right in Romeo and Juliet when Juliet asked, ‘What’s in a name?’ When it comes down to it, we are all a collection of words. This is why language is important, and why we must speak thoughtfully and thoroughly.
The US faces complex problems. Schools are struggling, churches are in decline, tent cities for the homeless are springing up. How churches respond to this litany of crumbling institutions will prove to be a do-or-die moment.
Arkansas has become the first state to propose a bill that would prohibit health care providers from assisting minors who are seeking gender transitioning treatments. The 10-page bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
A mob of mostly white men massacred at least 150 Black Americans in Colfax, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday 1873. Churches and their leaders were seemingly silent in responding to the shameful ‘racial carnage’ at the time.
Gene Espy first heard of the Appalachian Trail in seventh grade, two years after it had been completed. He set out to hike the entire trail in 1951 at age 24, becoming just the second person to “thru-hike” the entire trail.
Nationalistic ideas informed the actions of both Judas and the crowds that jeered at Jesus in his final days. During this Holy Week, let’s make certain to take another path, following the way of Jesus.
A new collaborative podcast will drop at Good Faith Media next week. “Discovering Wholeness: Healing Trauma, Unearthing Self” will focus on a variety of topics that address what it means to heal from trauma.
The idea of vaccine mandates is being discussed as vaccinations increase across the U.S. This raises ethical questions about how to balance individual freedom with public health concerns.
Easter, the most important day on the Christian calendar, determines when most of the other important days will be observed. The “movability” of Easter, then, reminds us that it is the controlling event for other days.
The discovery of a “new” Dead Sea Scroll was announced recently by the Israeli Antiquities Authority. It was found in a “cave of horror,” along with many other significant finds.
COVID-19 vaccine distributions are increasing significantly, raising questions about whether vaccine mandates should be implemented. Are such requirements legal, ethical and advisable?
A cereal box message about ‘finding big inspiration in the little things’ is a timely reminder. Big inspiration is often birthed by unexpected little surprises that cumulatively have the ability to transform our world.