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  • How are we doing?

    While it is easy to write clearly in a blog post about how challenge, comfort, processing and practice are different, life is more complex. Sometimes one person thinks a space is for their processing, but here comes somebody else with a challenge. Sometimes we’re trying to get...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 11/28/2017
  • What are we supposed to do about it?

    So you read the intro and you understand challenge, comfort and processing, right? Ok, then onto practice. There are so many ways to put our new insights into practice! We can practice personally, interpersonally, communally and systemically. Personal The personal work...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 11/28/2017
  • How do we unlearn this stuff?

    Have you already read the introduction to this post? Oh you have? Great, let’s go! Note: As I write about challenge, comfort, and processing needs, I use examples from my growth as a white person trying to unlearn white supremacy and my growth as a young woman trying to...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 11/28/2017
  • Can We Actually Meet Everyone's Needs?

    I sat looking around the table at the exhausted religious educators sitting in my white identity caucus small group and wondered what to say. As we moved from processing our experiences as white folks at the fall conference for the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 11/28/2017
  • Growing Spirit

    Last year, the Barna Group -- a for-profit, Christian research group -- published an article about the different goals pastors and parents have for youth ministry. In their survey, Barna determined that senior pastors and youth pastors shared common goals with more than 70% of...
    By Bart Frost | 11/6/2017
    Filed in: Guides and Tools, Youth
  • The Pink Sea: Reflections on the Women's March

    The date marked January 20, 2017. The time was 4:00 and a few hours earlier I had been shoving a Lunchable down my throat and finishing some late homework. I gathered my precious camera, a pen, some cough drops, and extra ear buds. That day was when my life changed. I could...
    By Emma Prats | 11/3/2017
    Filed in: Stories and Voices

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