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Why All People Suffer: The Joy in Finding Meaning in Suffering

The Holy Bread of Eternal Life is a powerful and timely book by scholar Peter Kwasniewski that exalts the divine gift of the Blessed Sacrament, which can never be too much adored, too much loved, too ...

Finding St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and Baptismal Grace

How one woman’s realization about her baptism led her to embrace a new saint for the journey.

Finding sabbath in a hammock

As a pastor, the practice of sabbath is especially challenging. Sunday (the day most Protestants observe a Sabbath of sorts) is full of work-related service opportunities as a pastor. Preaching and te...

St. Frances of Rome: Finding God in the Housekeeping

St. Frances of Rome: Finding God in the Housekeeping Join Jordan Burke and Kristin Priola on Saints and Sages, where we plunge into the lives of the faithful and spark conversation about our contempor...

Finding our way out of the rubble

Lent isn’t over just yet, and we could do with a bit more reflection and repentance as a church and a nation. But spring is arriving. I can see it dawning over the horizon, pinkish yellow as it seeps ...

After spiritual trauma, finding welcome in church once more

Growing up, the church always was a safe place for me. I grew up in the same small-town church my entire life, and a lot of our life revolved around the church. Sundays were filled with Sunday school ...

Finding new life in the desert as a church becomes a place of healing for racial trauma

Hot, tumbleweeds, dry, brown, desert, mountain. These are words often used to describe El Paso, Texas. When I think of El Paso, I think of the sun kissing my skin. Heat enveloping me like the embrace ...

Finding charity amidst the chaos one year into the coronavirus pandemic

One year ago in The Christian Citizen, we published the first in a series of articles on ministry responses to the coronavirus pandemic. “Charity amidst the chaos—When coronavirus comes to your neighb...

Some Methodist churches finding greater mission results with simplified governance

If there’s an aspect of church life that United Methodists love more than a potluck supper, it’s structure. After all, John Wesley — who imbibed structure as a means of discipleship from his mother, S...