What does Thanksgiving Look Like To You? by Kate Kotfila

In his State of the Union speech in January 1941, FDR proposed four fundamental freedoms that all people ought to enjoy: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. Four Freedoms images © SEPS. Used under permission of Curtis Licensing. The speech was not particularly noteworthy, and the Four Freedoms did not grab hold of the American consciousness until … [Read more...]

Reflections from the 2017 NEXT Conference by Katy Stenta

This is my fourth year at Nextchurch, a conference which often has a pulse on where the church is right now. The conference this year focused on Division and Reconciliation with its theme of “Walls and Wells” based upon the “Woman at the Well” scripture. (Great links to most of this were provided in Tim Coomb’s blog) I go to Nextchurch to be energized in ministry, hear excellent preaching and … [Read more...]