After a year of online Sunday School, he had lots of questions.
Running for Christ with Saint Andrew
As Christians, Saint Andrew reminds us that following Christ requires us to surrender our need for notoriety and acclaim.
Sharing Space with Jesus and Making Room for Skepticism
What in the world it must have been like to be the oldest brother of Jesus?! Really, what would it be like to share space with a sibling who is the Son of God?
Youth Ministry 2021: The Comeback
What’s your new year looking like? For one church, it’s a return to the physical building. Here’s how youth minister Miriam McKenney created a plan for maximum safety and fun in a big pop-up tent.
Holy Cross: Living into Its Meaning
As Christians, we may venerate the Holy Cross by kneeling before it and saying prayers. However, the best way to demonstrate our veneration of the cross is to emulate Jesus who died on it.
Jesus in a Pink Sash or John Wayne Jesus?
New children’s books and Bibles are challenging all of us to ask: what if God is bigger than our stereotypes?
Ten Thoughts for Younger Me
If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say? Miriam reflects on twenty-six years of being a parent as her youngest, a 2021 high school graduate, prepares to leave home.
Bringing Saint Joseph to the Center
Today is the feast of Saint Joseph, but before we talk about that, I need to share with you one of the best Christmas presents I received this year: a llama needle felting kit!
Reservations & a Borrowed Wedding
Later today I’ll call 600 Kitchen & Bar in downtown Kalamazoo and ask a question I’ve never asked before. “Yes, hello, are you taking reservations for shipping container tables for February 28?”
Context of a Cure
Imagine for a minute that the three main characters of the story—the servant, the centurion, and Jesus—are standing in front of you.