The Art of Storytelling

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“The surest way to touch the human spirit—to find home, to find the place where we fit—is in and by and through the practice of telling and listening to stories.” (The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning; Kurtz & Ketcham) Storytelling is powerful and transformative. I experience the power of storytelling first hand when I tell my own stories. Whenever I tell my story, I feel that I take one step forward […]

Uncommon Harmony

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I was surprised by my tears. Recently we gathered for worship for the first time since COVID-19 sent us scurrying into our homes for shelter and safety. We stayed in “social distance” mode so we didn’t hug, though many of us desired to. We sat in family units and kept ourselves six feet apart. But we laughed – a lot. And we enjoyed seeing one another’s three-dimensional faces! And for the first time in months, […]

Multicultural Worship Builds Community

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Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to 400 students about the concept of multicultural worship. First of all, I am encouraged by the fact that students in a Christian high school want to know more about multicultural worship (it was their idea to invite me to come!) A few days after the chapel, I got the chance to speak with one of the international students at the school. He said,  “chapel was good […]