Rev. Doug Silvers is the pastor of two churches in Wytheville, Virginia, a town of about 20,000 residents. Doug’s experience is unique because he started at this church just two months ago. Not only has he had to implement many new methods of doing ministry, he’s had to do them in a setting where he is also getting to know his congregation and is building trust there.
Today’s morning news delivered a story about athletes and the stresses of the pandemic. Without races to run and games to play, how do we set goals and stay fit? The same is true with the spiritual life. As Advent and Christmas approach, how will this be a season that build communities, connects people, and…
Is it possible to be traumatized vicariously when caring for other people? Dimple Dhabalia shares the powerful story of her service on the front lines of the refugee crisis and how it led her to her current work, “Roots In The Clouds.” If you’re feeling burned out, you don’t want to miss this one.
Rev. Mark Flynn is the Lead Pastor of a “high steeple” church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mark describes the “stressful” first live worship service and his move to a pre-recorded service.
I just finished watching “Pray Away”, the new documentary on Netflix detailing the disgraceful practice of conversion therapy and the impact it has on LGBTQ+ lives. As a survivor of conversion therapy myself, nothing in the film surprised me. But what did surprise me was the amount of anger the welled up within me as…
Rev. Mark Anthoni Thomas is a pastor in Washington, DC, who has found Facebook Live to be a great way to engage his congregation. There’s a lot that’s remarkable about Mark, but today I’m most interested in how he uses this powerful medium – and maintains his authenticity.
Welcome to “Two Minute Tuesday,” which ended up being three minutes. Oh well. Here’s a quick hit of audio magic about why you should not put all your eggs in the social media basket.