In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven encourages us to want less and smile more, being grateful for the things we have rather than always craving the latest and greatest.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 or Less, Steven discusses the importance of sports or other extracurricular activities for kids' personal development.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven reminds us to accept and embrace our personal shortcomings in order to more fully appreciate the unique qualities that make each and every one of us amazing human beings.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven explores how our once healthy discussion of topics of national importance has devolved into a close-minded team mentality that keeps both the left and the right in their respective camps while drowning out any perspectives from the other side.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven delves into the societal import of The Who's classic rock anthem.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven asks how men in the Texas state legislature could dare try to deprive women of autonomy over their own bodies by passing an abortion bill that flies in the face of American democracy.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven asks if our federal budget, and our significant allays into military defense spending, suggest that as a society we are operating from a place of fear rather than a place of love.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven suggests that given the continued rise of the obesity epidemic, we should be shaming poor dietary habits and lack of exercise the same way we shame smoking and drug use.
This week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less takes a more philosophical look at how we as human beings try to make nature adapt to us rather than allowing ourselves to adapt to it.
In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven discusses religious conformity and the role of religion in social justice with the Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford, Cvil Rights Attorney.
The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford’s blog
Harvard Implicit Bias Testing (on numerous topics)
Civil Discourse Training offered via The Episcopal Church
For Groups: https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/109671/about/
A Spirituality of Resistance
Great resource for the spirituality of resistance. Roger writes about creation care, but the concepts are applicable to any issue. The spirituality of resistance involves doing the inner work to discover what your passions are. Then you join with others sharing these common goals to work for justice and the greater good.
Be sure to get the latest (third, I think) edition of this wonderful book. It’s about understanding our “embedded” theology, that which we grew up absorbing and believing,
As we grow up and grow in faith, we often realize that what we’re taught often doesn’t relate to our life. The authors, Stone and Duke are seminary professors. They do a great job writing about how we are all theologians, whether we have a bunch of letters after our names or not. That’s because we all must navigate our society, current events, and or daily life as people of faith. This is a great book for “evangelicals” and those who are “deconstructing” their faith.
Family Acceptance Project (Resources for LGBTQ youth, families, and caregivers)
Several publications are available by giving your email address and zip code
The Saint Helena Psalter
(Church Publishing, 2004)
Inclusive language version of the 150 Psalms found in the Bible
Excellent text for LGBTQ populations
Links for LGBTQ people of faith
LGBTQ Resources from The Episcopal Church
The Human Rights Campaign (interfaith resources)
The National LGBTQ Task Force
Creating an inclusive and welcoming church:
Anti-Human Trafficking National Hotline