Ann Marie Carley

Although doing church differently is something that always excites me, I have to be honest with you. Trying to land and feel settled about our new normal within the established church has been exhausting. Moving from trying to survive to finding a new normal As reality has set in, one thing has been crystal clear […]

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Susan Arnold

Connections were an important part of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus connected with each of the disciples in a unique way and was always connected with God. If we take time to think about it, most of what we and our congregations are missing right now are the layers of connections that we normally have in our […]

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John Chandler

Some of us memorized Micah 6:8, one of the great summary verses in the entire Bible.  The Lord tells us what he’s interested in having his people give their lives to – to do justice, love kindness, walk humbly.  Just before these three things, the prophet also tells us what God is not interested in.  […]

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Michael Beck

I’ve been speaking and writing about the need for us to “awaken from apostolic amnesia” for about a decade. For me, this means recovering a sense of mission or sentness in the inherited church. Is this the time we’ve been waiting for? Christians are breaking the internet with church live streams, engaging more new people […]

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Jon Davis

In this moment of the COVID-19 Pandemic, when we are forced to stay at home for weeks and months to bring an end to this deadly disease, there is an opportunity for a vibrant mission to be cultivated.

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Michael Beck

 “But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place” (Lk 24:21) For Christians who observe the liturgical seasons, we are in the midst of Holy Week, in which we journey through Jesus’ last days to the […]

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J.R. Briggs

If our churches are to remain true to its purpose – connecting the mission of God to people, regardless of water level – we must be willing to lead courageously, creatively, and compassionately in the future.

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Luke Edwards

In a blog post a few years back, I stated, “One of the greatest contributions of the Fresh Expressions movement is reinvigorating the conversation about what church actually is.” Over the past five years as a part of the fresh expressions movement I have constantly wrestled with the question, “What is church?” Can new forms […]

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Keas Keasler

Stations of the Cross is a classic Christian meditation on the last moments of Jesus’ life. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the traditional exercise that lines the walls of many churches is unavailable. This exercise, developed originally by Keas Keasler, can be easily adapted for churches who still want to encourage reflection on crucifixion, […]

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One of the things I have thought a lot about over the last two decades is the intersection of technology and church, particularly as it relates to how church communities are formed or mal-formed by their use of technology. The current crisis of quarantines and social distancing has led to nearly all churches developing an […]

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