Impulsively, I e-mailed three
other clergywomen and invited them to participate in a
writing group. Their responses came
quickly and enthusiastically: Yes. I'm in. I need this.
The promise of clergy support groups
meet regularly in a "community of practice," they find that trust develops, anxieties diminish,
and challenges turn into occasions for learning.
An interview with ecologist Sandra Steingraber
"Chemical trespass and climate change are often dealt with by two separate groups of environmentalists. I am interested in bringing these two together."
Music and identity at four congregations
Some post-worship-war churches revel in musical eclecticism. Others have a singular approach and sound, rendering the terms traditional and contemporary irrelevant.
The church as patron
Mercy Seat spends about
$27,000 a year on the arts—a quarter of its annual budget. At
those rates, the church is one of the better-paying gigs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
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