We tend to think of gratitude as a personal feeling that we can cultivate. But it’s also communal and social, says theologian Diana Butler Bass. In this Q&A from Faith & Ladership she reflects on the spiritual and ethical dimensions of the topic, described in her new book Grateful.
Here’s a holiday worship service that celebrates the year’s blessings with a community meal featuring a very special soup of Puerto Rico. “We are a culture of abundance,” writes Pastor Thea Racelis. “We live into our belief that God has given us enough to go around if we just share!” (Photo: Rool Paap, Creative Commons) […]
Our church is facing unprecedented challenges, but many of us were never trained or prepared to serve God’s people in the 21st century’s emerging environment. Transformative leadership seeks to help by teaching us how to change ourselves first. This article from Duke Divinity School provides an overview. (Photo (c) 2005 OJ the Photographer, via Bigstock.com)