When Life Sucks: A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times


Far too many churches are places where people are expected to show up with the rough edges planed off or hidden, minds clear, and hearts aligned. We need to find new ways to welcome people who are struggling. [Read more...]

Circling the World in Prayer: An Interview with Shalem’s Tilden Edwards and Leah Rampy


For the past four decades, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, D.C. has been a leading light in the Christian contemplative movement in this country and around the world, serving clergy, spiritual directors, lay people, and individuals seeking to open themselves more fully to God’s presence and call in their work and lives. Now, [Read More...]

SFTS Student Starts Street Ministry in San Francisco

[Editor's Note: Before coming to Patheos, I spent a decade of my life and career at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) in Northern California. I'm deeply grateful for the ways it changed my life and deepened my faith. This press release from the PC(USA) Presbyterian News Service about an SFTS student who is ministering to the homeless touched [Read More...]