Tag: silence

Why Loving Your Enemies is Hard, and How You Can Do It Three Minutes at a Time

Why Loving Your Enemies is Hard, and How You Can Do It Three Minutes at a Time

This week, Pastor Brent Levy, of The Local Church and I recorded a short loving-kindness meditation break for Advent. Listen here.  From The Local Church: Advent means “coming” or “arrival,” and it’s a season in which we not only wait for the hope of Christmas and the coming 

How Stillness Can Sustain Our Activism

How Stillness Can Sustain Our Activism

This excerpt comes from my latest Sojourners piece. For Christians engaged in justice work, 2018 has been another dumpster fire. We’re exhausted. We’re feeling compassion fatigue. We’re clinging to hope. Activism at this speed is not sustainable, but many of us are unwilling to entertain the alternative. 

Election Got You Down? Survive the Season with these Three Tips

Election Got You Down? Survive the Season with these Three Tips

We all agree that American democracy is important—and there’s no better way to exercise our democracy than by voting. But, election years (local, state, and federal) can be draining. Endless media analysis of politicians and their platforms often leave us feeling frustrated. Add an election