Living the Faith at Home

As many of us continue with worship and/or Christian education at home, The Advocate Ministry Team thought these perspectives from Lib Caldwell, long-time APCE leader and friend, provide a timely reminder on the value and importance of nurturing faith at home – it’s...

Dealing Christianly with Political Differences

In this 2020 election season, The Advocate blog reaches back to the Spring of 2013 and lifts up these wise and thoughtful words from Katherine Baker.   I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will...
From the archives- Connect Activity and Outcome

From the archives- Connect Activity and Outcome

*This article by Brian McLaren was originally posted on Sept. 1, 2013 in preparation for the 2014 APCE Annual Event. Before I became a pastor, I was an educator. I taught college English—writing, technical writing, and some literature too. If there’s one habit that...
From the archives- Connect Activity and Outcome

From the Archives- Difficult Times of Children

The Difficult Times of Children: The Church’s Role When Lives Are Troubled by Rebecca Davis The ideal of childhood is characterized by the poet Francis Thompson writing on Shelley: Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the...