Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Most U.S. churchgoers heard sermons in the fall of 2020 that mentioned the pandemic, the election and/or racism, according to a Pew Research Center report published July 8. Pew analyzed sermons published online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, finding that 83% of all...
Pandemic Gave Mosque Unique Challenges

Pandemic Gave Mosque Unique Challenges

Preaching is difficult in an empty sanctuary. It’s even more difficult to get used to speaking to a screen and looking into a camera instead of faces. Seminary did not have a class on how to minister in a pandemic. Finding ways to connect to our faith communities...
Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: The Reality – Part 2

Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: The Reality – Part 2

A pilgrimage has been defined as a “journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature or a higher good through the experience.” What began as a way to get some different scenery...
Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

Baptists Plan Out Pilgrimage: A Dream – Part 1

What started as a dream truly was a gift to these two weary ministers looking for rootedness in their tradition. On the morning of Sept. 25, we were driving home from a night away. We just stayed in town but needed some time for the two of us after parenting and...