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February 4, 2022

Reachable Reconciliation: Baby Steps

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence We are not typically “big step” people—real change and growth happens incrementally, through baby steps. And it’s no different in our growth as people who reflect the heart of Jesus by intentionally reaching across our diversities. Yes, a lot has happened in the last year to rivet our attention on injustice and …

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What We’re Learning: Surfacing God-Given Purpose In Others

By Dr. Nancy GoingDirector of Research & Resource Development Kathleen Cahalan (professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN) has a unique calling.  She studies calling and vocation. She’s worked to re-articulate the theology of calling for today’s world, but also studies how and where the Christian theological theme of calling  is expressed in the lives …

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What We’re Learning: The Call to Coach

By Dr. Nancy GoingDirector of Research & Resource Development One crucial aspect of the experiment that Vibrant Faith built into our Creating a Culture of Calling grant was a key structural feature that focused on congregational coaching. In retrospect, we’ve discovered that this had a singular impact on the outcomes of our work. At Vibrant Faith we’ve …

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Honoring Others’ Reactions

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence In counseling and in ministry and in life, we’ve been urged to see the damaging impact of our reactions and move, instead, toward the more “mature” version—a response. But maybe—when we functionally dishonor our own reactions and those of others—we overlook (or blow past) a crucial step in the reconciliation journey. How can …

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Building Relationships With People We Don’t Trust

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence As we emerge from our underground bunkers into the dawn of post-pandemic life, we’re facing a host of new challenges. For so many of us, the ability to gather in-person again is both welcome and fraught. We’re grateful to re-establish face-to-face relationships, but we’re very aware that this year, like no other, …

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