Monthly Teaching Resources Password

Monthly Teaching Resources Password

Digital subscribers may scroll to the bottom of this post to access the current Teaching Resources password. Published bimonthly (in print or digital access), Nurturing Faith Journal is an autonomous, national journal offering thoughtful analysis, inspiring features...
Mysterious Summons

Mysterious Summons

A conversation with Barry Howard, editor of Call Stories The “call to ministry’ is a common concept in congregational culture, but it remains “a mystical and mysterious summons to help others navigate their spiritual journey.” So writes veteran pastoral leader Barry...
Worth Repeating

Worth Repeating

“We don’t talk about sin much in the public square anymore. But I don’t think one can grasp the full amplitude of racial injustice without invoking the darkest impulses of human nature.” Columnist David Brooks (New York Times) “The essence of sin is self-centeredness…...
Don’t stop believing, but …

Don’t stop believing, but …

Recently the song “Don’t stop believin’” by Journey was playing on the radio — and stuck in my head for several hours. It is about “streetlight people living just to find emotion” — not about continuing one’s affirmation of the divine presence. However, when you’re...
Remembering a… a most remarkable woman

Remembering a… a most remarkable woman

On Sunday morning, March 31, Dr. Virginia Boyd Connally of Abilene, Texas, died at age 106. Her legacy is both long and lasting. Writing of her a few years ago, I referred to Virginia as a remarkable woman. I would add: a most remarkable woman. This kind and generous...

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