Meeting God in Garbage

Meeting God in Garbage

By: Allison Wehrung One afternoon a few years ago, I was walking down the stairs in my seminary’s main office building, carrying an arm-full of magazines and newspapers. A fellow student saw me and asked, “Oh! Are you working on a new art project?” Honestly, I was...
Resources on Growing Spiritually

Resources on Growing Spiritually

By: Mary Speedy Enjoy this list of great Resources to learn more about spiritual practices: Breathing under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2015). Known for his Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of...
Spiritual Practices for Congregations

Spiritual Practices for Congregations

By: Lynne Baab After church on Sunday, a family prays together for the upcoming week. A small group sets aside a day to fast and pray for one of their members who has cancer. A congregation buys copies of a Lenten devotional so everyone can spend time each day reading...
A Message from the President

A Message from the President

By: Von Clemans In his classic book The Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster says, “The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” Our calling as educators can lead us at times to focus on...
Wired That Way

Wired That Way

By: David M. Csinos Several months ago, I traveled to St. John’s, Newfoundland, to speak at a weekend youth retreat. As is typically the case with youth retreats, the final evening was slated to be a social time, and the leaders had planned a coffee house in a room at...