Singing Faith All Day Long

Ingrid LadendorfUncategorized

I have a vivid memory of singing “God made the sea and God made me” in our Methodist worship when I was in first grade. There were many aspects of that experience that are memorable, but the words in my head have remained connected to that melody since I learned it. Years later, and miles away from that Methodist church, I remember what I sang. Together, words and music are powerful. We remember what we … Read More

A New Song: Secular Music in Ministry

Steve LindsleyUncategorized

As a grade-school kid, I have vivid memories of my father sitting at the foot of my bed at night, six-string guitar in hand, singing me to sleep with beautiful lullabies. They were not, however, typical bedtime fare. Leave it to my Dad to soothe me to sleep with The Doors’ “Light My Fire” and “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals!  Somehow it worked, and I loved it. Not only did my dad … Read More

Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

Jorge Sayago-GonzalezUncategorized

Enjoy this article about music from our archives,  first posted in our print format. With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. Church educators are always searching for new ways of creating space for awakening-the-soul experiences. Music can help mold the space in which this awakening process occurs. A particular song can move us to moments of connection, peace, healing, liberation and … Read More

White Flour

Julie HesterUncategorized

Looking for a resource to begin a conversation about recent events in Charlottesville? Check out the book “White Flour” by David LaMotte. David’s website says this: “Inspired by true events in May of 2007, White Flour tells a story of humor conquering hatred. This was the day that the Ku Klux Klan met the Coup Clutz Clowns. It is an instructive and inspiring tale of a Third Way, illustrating that there are more creative responses … Read More

Let’s Be Neighbors

David LamotteUncategorized

I have learned to pay attention to the words, “Somebody oughta…” It is universally acknowledged that the United States is at a particularly divisive point in our history. Not, as some have said, the most divisive (try the early sixties or the Civil or Revolutionary Wars), but definitely a hard time. It’s leaving me wondering what to do about it. Not what ‘people’ should do about it, but specifically me. “Do justice. Love kindness. Walk … Read More

The Spirituality Center at the 2017 APCE Annual Event

Cindy MoormanUncategorized

My name is Cindy Moorman. I have lived, along with my husband Kent, my daughter, and my son, in Colorado for sixteen years. In those sixteen years we have come to love this beautiful place. Everywhere you turn in Colorado, there is the majesty of the mountains, rushing rivers, quaking aspens, moving sand dunes, snow and so much more. Colorado has become our home, and I am so blessed to live in such a spiritual … Read More