Discerning Mission

In light of Mark 9: how do we engage suffering?

How do we help missional congregations take suffering seriously? How do we help each other to enter into our pain, and the experiences of those who are "the least among us"? We'd love to share examples from your congregations.

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Digging deeper into missional identity

This video explores a common struggle in many mainline churches: how can churches address their lingering "establishment" assumptions and practices in a world in which they are increasingly displaced from cultural privilege? How can churches reenvision their relationship with their neighbors in the 21st century? Dwight Zscheile proposes a more radical approach for hospitality and mission that comes from Jesus' incarnation.

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Acedia and leadership

Kathleen Norris, author of "Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life" speaks at St. John's University in Collegeville, followed by a panel discussion on acedia (a state of being unable to care). The panel included two monastics: Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer and S. Josue Behnen.

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Listening and learning our way into Christian community

Dr. Dwight Zscheile offers new ways to think about inviting people into Christian community.

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Exploring new media and religion

What is the new research telling us about how people of faith engage digital media? Heidi Campbell explains, noting that far from "logging on, plugging in and dropping out" -- which seems to be our fear -- people are using the net to become more relationally active.

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