Tagged: holistic ministry

A Safe Space and a Sense of Community

The House DC offers hot meals and hope for at-risk teens in one of the District of Columbia’s most challenging neighborhoods. The House DC after-school program has few rules and regulations. There’s little in...

The Legion of the Lonely

By Harold Dean Trulear As a young adult Episcopalian, I was confronted by a graduate school colleague who asked me how I could stand to say the “same printed prayers every week.” After giving...

Does Jesus Want Me to Be Poor?

By Carol R. Cool “Got a dollar?” Pretending I don’t see her, I keep walking, a bit more quickly. When I get to the corner, I glance back to see the homeless woman still on the...

Remembering Phil Olson

By Ron Sider Reverend Philip Olson (MDiv, Princeton), the first director of ESA’s program on holistic ministry, went to be with the Lord on August 28 after years of battling cancer. Phil was a...

A Prayer for Today

Christ, as a light Illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield Overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me; On my left and my right. This day be within and...

Let Justice Roll Down…In All of Life

Holistic Christian discipleship requires a balanced relationship with God, God’s people, and God’s world.  The Israelite prophet Micah recorded God’s intention for us (6:8): “Love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with your God.”...