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A Mother’s Call to Care for Other People’s Children

My good friend Sally has been traveling to the West Bank for a dozen years as a volunteer with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). I’m thrilled to share her story here. Sally Hunsberger used to think that as her children grew into more self-reliant teens, she would feel less conflicted about her regular trips to the West Bank [Read More...]

Serving God When You’re Not Sure God is There

Following God’s call doesn’t require that we feel a particular way, only that we show up to do the work.

Big Gifts of a Small Life: Meeting God in Sticky Floors, Carpools, & the Needy People I Call My Own

We must believe that it's necessary to go on with small acts of daily care even as the world seems to spin out of control.

Why I Support the Ordination of Women & LGBTQ People

I support the ordination of women and LGBTQ people because if I didn't, I would have to look people in the eye and tell them that I don't believe that their call to ministry is real.

God Does Not Make Me Happy (or Three Things I Learned About My Relationship with God)

Last weekend, I went on a one-night retreat with my church’s vestry. (In an Episcopal church, the vestry is akin to a board of directors. We advise and collaborate with the clergy on big-picture questions around the church’s mission, and approve the annual budget. I am in my third year of a three-year vestry term.) [Read More...]

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