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The Lilly Endowment put out some GREAT resources on effective video conferencing. Part 1 covers everything from the basics (signing up, joining a call) to more advanced skills (creating breakout groups, polling participants). Part 2 explores pedagogical question such as […]
The Southern New England Conference is posting resources to help churches with streaming worship and other gatherings and with online giving. This includes information on platforms for streaming, music licensing, and how-to guides for Zoom and for creating good video. […]
By Sinclair Sexsmith over at MEDIUM Dear cis people who put your pronouns on your “hello my name is” name tags: Thank you. When you do that, I feel more comfortable putting my pronouns — they/them. I feel more comfortable […]
from our friends at NorthReach ENDING STIGMATIZING LANGUAGE According to the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), “inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities” (2016). The LSA (2016) created a guideline […]
Genesis 1:27 Women and Men created in God’s image “Humankind was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them.” Hosea 11:3-4 God described as a mother God: “Yet it was I […]
As a young child, our family had an Advent wreath and candles at home on the dining room table. The wreath was made of the lower branches of our Christmas tree, woven together with wire and adorned with gold and […]
About the Resilience in Leadership Initiative Studies show that the first 3-5 years after seminary graduation are a crucial time for clergy across the nation. During these early years, ministers are more likely to drop out of their vocations than […]
Dr. Zachary Moon is featured on a new podcast by Things Not Seen Radio: Conversations About Faith and Culture. Zach was interviewed earlier this month and the link to the podcast is now live. Please listen and share with your […]
Stranger Things, the Netflix television series of the summer, has captivated audiences with its imaginative storytelling and nostalgic nods to the paranormal thrillers of the 1980’s. The show’s originators, the Duff brothers, originally envisioned the series under the title of […]
As we isolate to protect ourselves and our communities, how are you all coping and getting through? Please share your creative strategies for hope, peace, comfort, mental health, and joy. This is NOT the place for COVID-related information or warnings, […]
A resource from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ Plan a Climate Change Sabbath the Sunday after Easter (Arbor Day/Earth Day) to unite our efforts to preserve our planet and our very way of […]