Taken from "10 Secrets To Empowering Teen Leaders," this one demands you take them seriously. Once you do that, you’ll get only their best work I’ve been reflecting lately. How does a teacher empower young people to grow into leaders? … [Read more...] about Secret #1: Take their ideas seriously.
Music, love and faith guided my father's unique life and challenging death By Steven L. Denlinger Father’s Day is coming. Maybe it’s that time of year when you think about parents. Maybe it’s the fact that my wife’s mother is in the … [Read more...] about Earl Denlinger: A Unique Life
Stories told by my grandfather about a single leaf taught me to value the simple over the exquisite By Elizabeth Nussen, guest writer Looking at the water crashing into a haze of broken droplets and hissing mist hundreds of feet below, I felt … [Read more...] about John Schwarz: Appreciating Simplicity
Mom blended laughter and forgiveness into a life of faith Every time I listen to Handel’s “Messiah,” I am especially moved by the haunting strains of one of its last songs, “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” It starts tenuously, with an … [Read more...] about Magdalena Denlinger: The secret of loving
I found forgiveness while working with the very people I had grown up condemning This blog continues “‘Les Miserables: Finding God in the theatre (Pt. 1).” Experiencing Grace MY OWN INDIFFERENCE to the problem of AIDS was brought to … [Read more...] about Les Miserables: Finding God in the theatre (part 2)
Moment of Grace This past Sunday morning, I found myself doing something I’ve never done before. Proffering the bread in communion to each person kneeling at the communion rail — saying the words The Body of Christ — and looking them … [Read more...] about “Les Miserables”: Finding God in the theatre (part 1)