The Call for Spiritual Mentors

By Robin T. Jennings I was a rector for about five years and looked pretty good on the outside. On the inside I was hollow. I needed help. Spiritual help. It was the 1980s, and the Shalem Institute for Spiri... Read More...

The Humanities: Antidote to Hot Takes

By Jon Jordan When we find ourselves in times of conflict, what we need and what we are tempted toward are often in a great deal of tension. What we need is to be called to humane interaction, to Christian charity, and to seeking first to understand rather ... Read More...

On Forming Human Children, Part 1

By Jon Jordan If you encounter human children on a regular basis, you are doing the work of formation. A mark is left on them by your action or inaction, by your words or your silence. By what you choose to en... Read More...

The Church or the Family?

By Calvin Lane There is, arguably, no greater imperative for the Church at this moment than deep formation in the Christian narrative. Everything we do hinges on our story, the story we hold deep within that governs how we navigate life. To be direct, as th... Read More...

A Lesson from Winnie-the-Pooh

How to Engage Children with Scripture  By Sarah Puryear At six years old, my son is squarely in a Winnie-the-Pooh phase, which makes my husband and me very glad since we love those stories ourselves. Introd... Read More...

Who Needs Catechesis?

By Alex Fogleman From the beginning, Christians have connected teaching and baptism through the Great Commission — baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and “teaching them to obey all tha... Read More...