Ben and Matt discuss the rise of depression and anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent high-profile incidents of racism and oppression in the news.
What Are Rogation Days?
Rogation Days are next week! What are Rogation Days and do they matter? Ben explains.
Coping and Finding Hope in the Pandemic
Ben chats with Vestry member and “People’s Warden” Josie Fasoldt about how they’ve been coping with the pressures of the pandemic, and finding unexpected hope through connecting with friends on Marco Polo and prophesying to the plants in her garden.
An Update On Our Regathering Plans
Ben and Matt discuss the letter they sent to our church this past week about our plans for regathering now that social distancing protocols are loosening up a bit in Indiana.
All Shall be Well
Ben and Matt reflect on Julian of Norwich, a 15th-century English mystic (and “anchoress!”)who wrote the earliest surviving book in English to be written by a woman. It was in this book that she wrote that Jesus spoke to her these words that have since…
What Keeps Us Connected When We Can’t Be Together
Ben shares an excerpt from St. Augustine’s commentary on John on how the “new” command of Jesus to “love one another” is what keeps us organically connected to each other, even in seasons when we can’t be together physically.
Laying Down Rights to Embrace Responsibility
Ben and Matt reflect on how we are seeking to err on the side of forgoing our American rights in order to embrace our Christian responsibility to honor each other in humility and work for the common good.
Discerning When to Gather Again
Ben and Matt reflect on the complexities of discerning when and how to gather in-person as a church again, now that the “shelter-in-place” orders are being lifted.
What We’re Doing When We Pass the Peace
Ben and Matt reflect on the ancient tradition of “passing the peace,” what it signifies, and how it may need to change practically when we are able to come back together in-person for worship.
Parenting in a Pandemic!
Matt and Sharon discuss how the stresses of the pandemic have brought new pain points into their parenting.