Six New Things – Week of July 15, 2024

Politics and polarization are at the fore this week - and may be for a while. Here are tools for engaging essential conversations, casting a vision of God's future, and inviting even our Littles to embrace healthier relationships with self and…

Six New Things – Week of July 8, 2024

The 4th has come and gone, yet justice, liberty, and community remain elusive. Here's inspiration for, by, and about change-makers - from contemporary young people to biblical prophets; healers - for the body politic and body, mind, and soul;…

Six New Things – Week of June 10, 2024

It's Pride Month. Kids are graduating. Juneteenth is just around the corner. So's the Summer Solstice. There's a lot to celebrate, honor, and repair. This is the season!! Now is the time!! ONE Encourage pride and joy in being uniquely 'you'…

Six New Things – Week of June 03, 2024

Pride. Juneteenth. Summer. So much joy. Yet May ended in violence and tragedy*. Can we be moved to greater empathy for siblings who suffer violence and tragedy regularly? Can we be moved to action to end violence and create peace? Let's try. ONE Grief…

Six New Things – Week of May 20, 2024

Identity and transformation, marginalization and mental health, congregational and communal well-being: they're all wrapped up with one another. What affects the smallest part affects the whole; the health of one is intertwined with the health…

Six New Things – Week of May 13, 2024

This Mental Health Awareness Month, take a look within and gain insight on the big picture as we consider doom and hope, isolation and belonging, and how to care for self and others. ONE Brian McLaren's Life After Doom: Wisdom and Courage…

Six New Things – Week of May 06, 2024

It's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! It's (almost) Pentecost! What a perfect time for the good news of diverse stories, perspectives, histories, and cultures to shine!! And light the way toward a safer, more just world for…

Six New Things: Week of April 29, 2024

It's nearly Pentecost - and that means nearly summer. As outside temps begin to rise, so are tempers, as tempestuous topics tempt some to despair. Breathe deeply. Cool things down, work things out, and unwind with a few good reads: ONE More…

Six New Things – Week of April 22, 2024

Phew! This one is LATE getting to the presses - but in the spirit of April downpours bringing May abundance, here we go: ONE We're nearly to the month's conclusion, but in the midst of legislative funding decisions and ongoing terror, I can't…

Six New Things – Week of April 15, 2024

The winds of change can bring division and disillusionment. But the Spirit is sweeping in with hope, healing, and wholeness as we look to protect the Earth, empower healthier politics, and encourage personal expression. ONE As we prep for…