Unique among friends: Creative fasting ideas for Ash Wednesday

This week is an important week in the Christian year: We begin the journey of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 9th.  Lent is a period of forty days that leads up to Holy Week. Specifically, Lent is a time to travel with Christ through the wilderness of conversion and transformation.  Remember the story in MatthewContinue reading “Unique among friends: Creative fasting ideas for Ash Wednesday”

Hospitality is a much-needed spiritual discipline in churches

With many people never darkening the doors of churches these days, it is becoming important to reinvest in hospitality as a spiritual discipline in the life of our congregations in order to reach out to those who have yet to visit. Hospitality is the biblical and theological discipline in which we welcome people–strange, friend, foe,Continue reading “Hospitality is a much-needed spiritual discipline in churches”