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A Letter to the Church: Judy Peterson
"All of these people died never having received what was promised. And yet they died in hope, not in cynicism. They knew that God was building something--there was a city…
A Letter to the Church: Karen Gonzalez
"The work of justice is not a's actually a relay race. I have my part to do, but I'm not responsible for the entire thing. In fact, the entire…
A Letter to the Church: Alexia Salvatierra
"[T]hat's always what Jesus is like. You run in...everybody else is running out, and you run in. But really there's no place to run away to, right? There's no real…
A Letter to the Church: Mari Andrew
"I'm always on the search to make everything I do a bit more meaningful. And I think that ritual really just infuses life with meaning. It's like the cheat code…
A Letter to the Church: Phillis Sheppard
"This is not the time for the church—or for us individually—to throw in the towel. This is the time for us to show up, probably more than we ever have before."
A Letter to the Church: Dominique Gilliard
"[F]or far too long we have been content with a lukewarm expression of faith that is incapable of changing broken systems, structures, and relationships."
A Letter to the Church: Elizabeth Pierre
"[A]s humans we're so afraid of our shadow, our brokenness, that we hide it away from others and then from ourselves, but we're reenacting that shadow in different ways. And I believe that it's okay to acknowledge the shadow [and] acknowledge the brokenness before Christ and others so that healing can come. There is no shame."
A Letter to the Church: Jeff Chu
"We got this invitation from God to this great feast, and somehow along the way we got the idea that we were supposed to be the bouncers, when in fact we're the guests."
A Letter to the Church: Cláudio Carvalhaes
"[In] the same way we sing, 'Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home,' it is to go to the streets and ask the people there, and say, 'Take my hand, and lead me on.' ... Because to take the hand is to take the heart—and to be transformed."
A Letter to the Church: Rt. Rev. Bonnie Perry
"We have the opportunity to literally be the people who embody transformation in our world. And if we don't think that we have that, we have lost the call of Jesus."