Luke is in a maximum security prison. He wants to be an Episcopal priest.
The stress of the past few years has brought many to the breaking point.
At the height of COVID, United Methodist pastor Cynthia Kepler-Karrer and her husband were invited to join a Zoom-based Dungeons and Dragons game made up mostly of clergy. “I play a tabaxi (cat person) monk (not so much religious as highly dexterous, like a ninja), and some of what has been so awesome is learning how to live into and embody another perspective,” wrote Kepler-Karrer in an email. She is the pastor of Memorial United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas.
We can recognize ourselves in the messy people around Jesus.
It’s possible to stop believing, but we can’t live without trust.
The philosopher’s call to attention reminds me I’m making a difference.
We’ve become convinced that speaking is the most important thing we can do.
Shelterbelts is a quiet ode to rural life that honors what is good and confronts what is not.
Her powerful debut resonates deeply with my lifelong labor to honor my name and my voice.
“How had I not heard these stories and met these people, living 30 years right next to them?” asks Hanan Schlesinger. “How could it be?”