November 1, 2020
“All of these people died never having received what was promised, and yet they died in hope, not in cynicism. They knew that God was building something. There was a city prepared for them, there was a world, a kingdom, and so I take great hope in that.”
In this next episode of Letters to the Church, we are excited to hear from Pastor Judy Peterson on this Feast of All Saints' Sunday!
August 17, 2020
This week we are excited to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Pierre. Dr. Pierre teaches in the field of pastoral care and counseling at North Park Theological Seminary and University and studies the effects of trauma and its intersection with race, gender, and culture.
"I believe that it's okay to acknowledge the shadow [and] acknowledge the brokenness before Christ and others so that healing can come."
August 13, 2020
On Letters to the Church we were grateful to hear from pastor, journalist, and editor Jeff Chu. Jeff is a leader in the Evolving Faith movement and author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America.
"We got this invitation from God to this great feast, and somehow along the way we got the idea that we were supposed to be the bouncers, when in fact we're the guests."
August 7, 2020
On Letters to the Church we are thrilled to welcome Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes to share what he wants to say to the church at this crucial moment. Cláudio is a liturgist, theologian, artist, activist, and writer who teaches worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
"[In] the same way we sing, 'Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home,' it is to go to the streets and ask the people there, and say, 'Take my hand, and lead me on.'