Cover Story: Summoning spiritual resiliency after two years of coping with COVID

The loss of 6 million has sorely tested our spiritual resources

COVER STORY—As we pass the two-year anniversary of the COVID pandemic, we invited hospital chaplain Daniel Kidder-McQuown to reflect on how his own spiritual insights have evolved. First, Dan tells us about his own journey, which has strengthened his spiritual resolve around a half dozen timeless truths. This column is headlined, Summoning spiritual resiliency after two years of coping with COVID.

AND, A REFLECTION IN POETRY. This week, Daniel also has written a reflection in poetry that you may want to read and share with friends. He calls it, ‘Pandemic Saints.’

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From our authors—

Lucille Sider:

When disaster strikes, our resilience is rebuilt with helping hands

LUCILLE SIDER writes this week about giving—and receiving—friendly help when we face the inevitable traumas that hit us in life. Please, read her column and share it with friends.

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David Gushee:

Ethicists united against Russia’s war

THIS WEEK, Dr. David Gushee, the noted Christian ethicist and author of the new Introduction to Christian Ethicsposted on his own website the full statement issued by Ethicists without Borders on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Beyond describing the invasion as “as a violation of international law and the United Nations Charter, and as war crimes,” this statement has sparked widespread discussion among religious and community leaders. In his column, Dr. Gushee explains how he personally would like to see the statement broadened. It’s an important text for sparking individual reflection and group discussion.

In addition, Dr. Gushee invites his readers to join him in a Zoom this week with folks from Glastonbury Abby, based in Wisconsin. The two-hour Zoom will be held this Thursday evening, March 17, and participants can request access until noon on that day from this web page.

 

Larry Buxton:

The Zelenskyy in You

LARRY BUXTON’S LEADING WITH SPIRIT VIDEO, this week, reflects on the surprising rise of Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy—who seems to have been destined for his heroic role as the Churchill-like leader of his nation’s long-shot resistance to the mighty forces of Russia.

AND FOR THE WRITERS and EDITORS among us: Are you wondering whether Zelensky has 1 or 2 y’s at the end of his name? Writers and copy editors at countless news organizations are wondering the same thing. This Washington Post column goes a long way to explaining the issue.

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John Harnish

E. Stanley Jones’ message of hope speaks to us today

OUR LONGTIME FRIEND scholar, pastor and author Robert D. Cornwell has published a thoughtful review of John Harnish’s new book, 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones

Cornwell’s new review appears at his own online home, Ponderings on a Faith Journey. Cornwell writes, “Jones’s message is as pertinent today as it was when he was alive and active in his ministry.”

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Holidays and Festivals

Purim: From fasting to festivities

HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS COLUMNIST Stephanie Fenton reports on preparations for the Jewish festival of Purim, which unfolds on March 16, this year.

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St. Patrick’s Day

FAMILIES WITH IRISH ROOTS, wherever they may live around the world, will be celebrating St. Patrick soon along with others who also revere this saint’s legacy. Part of that legacy is a prayer known as the Breastplate. Stephanie Fenton’s column includes links to several versions of that popular prayer.

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Click this image to read Ed McNulty’s recommendations for great movies to watch while you’re celebrating Women’s History Month.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on this image to learn more about the March 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, packed with discussion guides for individual reflection and use in small groups.

Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Remembering a great American spirit of freedom on Harriet Tubman Day

‘I simply trust God to set things right.’

IN OUR COVER STORY, this week, author Carol Trembath tells us how she was so inspired by the life of Harriet Tubman that she wound up researching and writing a biographical novel about Tubman. Did you know that March 10, each year, is Harriet Tubman Day? Please, enjoy our cover story by Carol this week. You’ll also want to explore the links to other resources that Carol shares with us. Then, tell friends about this story via email and social media.

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More Holidays and Festivals

Purim: From fasting to festivities

HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS COLUMNIST Stephanie Fenton reports on preparations for the Jewish festival of Purim, which unfolds on March 16, this year.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Do you know the ‘breastplate’?

FAMILIES WITH IRISH ROOTS, wherever they may live around the world, will be celebrating St. Patrick soon along with others who also revere this saint’s legacy. Part of that legacy is a prayer known as the Breastplate. Stephanie Fenton’s column includes links to several versions of that popular prayer.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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From Bill Tammeus:
Understanding religion’s role in Russia and Ukraine

MANY OF OUR READERS have asked us to guide them to good journalism about the role of religion in the Russian attack on Ukraine. That is, indeed, a complex story and one of the best analyses we’ve found is by veteran journalist and author Bill Tammeus. In his Russia-Ukraine column—headlined: What does religion have to do with the Russia-Ukraine crisis?—Bill explains the basic issues, then also includes a dozen other links to online resources if you care to dig deeper. You can thank Bill for this excellent work by ordering a copy of his book about “unplugging extremism,” titled Love, Loss and Endurance

But, wait! There’s more! If you appreciate Bill’s column on Russia-Ukraine, you’ll also want to read another recent column, headlined: Why we still must know and care about Afghanistan.

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From Front Edge Publishing:
How E. Stanley Jones Inspires Global Peacemaking

“Our books make the world a better place.” That’s the opening line of this week’s Front Edge Publishing column, which features a video in which Editor David Crumm talks with author John E. Harnish about his new book, 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones.

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Click this photo to read Ed McNulty’s review of the remarkable documentary, Breaking Bread.

Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: With Christianity in crisis, Dr. David Gushee’s ‘Introducing Christian Ethics’ lays out a faithful path forward

‘Convictions We Can Build Our Lives Around’

COVER STORY—At this historic turning point in the faith of 2.4 billion people worldwide, America’s most influential Christian ethicist Dr. David Gushee is publishing his magnum opus: Introducing Christian Ethics—Core Convictions for Christians Today. In this unique new book, Dr. Gushee gives readers three multi-media options: the text itself, video of Gushee delivering the message of each chapter or audio of Gushee’s voice. Please, read this Cover Story and share it with friends via email and social media. You may find friends who want to discuss the book with you.

 

AS DR. GUSHEE’S BOOK DEBUTS, this week, the importance of his message earned a No. 1 ranking “in Adult Christian Education” that was flashed across Amazon in recent days to herald the release. In our Front Edge Publishing column, this week, we describe how careful planning in book production can contribute to such important early acknowledgments.

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Benjamin Pratt says,
‘Play ball!’

BOCCE THAT IS …

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, and our columnist Benjamin Pratt already is organizing his bocce team. In this column, he celebrates the flexibility of bocce as a competitive sport for men and women of all ages and physical abilities. Hey, spring is coming! Now, don’t you want to share this column with friends via social media?

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International Association of Religion Journalists

How do Religious Groups Influence National Policies?

SOME OF THE JOURNALISTS who are part of our online magazine also participate in the International Association of Religion Journalists, a global network of reporters who specialize in covering religion and spirituality. The IARJ has been hosting a fascinating series of worldwide conversations between journalists from various countries about the challenges of reporting on the influence of religion today. We are pleased to share this new video about faith-and-public-life issues in Greece, the former Yugoslavia, France, Italy and Israel, which was posted just this week on the IARJ website.

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Larry Buxton and Carole Stizza

How ‘assuming noble intent’ in others can transform relationships

IN THIS WEEK’S ‘LEADING WITH SPIRIT’ VIDEO, author Larry Buxton welcomes leadership coach Carole Stizza to talk about some values we may not often think about in defining leadership: “grace,” “patience” and “compassion.” In particular, Carole and Larry talk about the transformative power of “assuming noble intent” in others. Please, enjoy this video and share it with friends.

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Religious Holidays

Receiving ashes this week?

THE CHRISTIAN SEASON OF LENT begins in early March for more than 2 billion men and women around the world. In this column, Stephanie Fenton explains how this season of prayer and reflection begins both for Western and Eastern Christians.

In earlier columns, Stephanie explains how Orthodox Christians prepare for Great Lent with Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sundays—and how Western Christians traditionally mark ‘Fat Tuesday’ with tantalizing traditions for Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on this movie still from the new Dune to read Ed McNulty’s new overview of the Best Film nominees in this year’s Oscar competition. In this column, posted at the website of the Presbyterian Church USA, shares biblical connections with movies, including: Dune, Belfast, Coda, Don’t Look Up, King Richard, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog and West Side Story.

Faith & Film

Click on this image to learn more about the February issue of Visual Parables Journal. Each issue includes complete study guides of popular films. This issue includes guides to The Last Duel, Munich, A Hero and Binti.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Prophetic voices remind us of our highest calling

Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier’s challenging chorus

Heschel, Bonhoeffer, Thurman, Niebuhr and Day

EARLY EACH YEAR, especially during winter weather or the Christian season of reflection called Lent, many congregations challenge members to reflect on faith through the lens of film. This year, there’s a wonderful new faith-and-film resource from veteran filmmaker Martin Doublmeier. Please, read our cover story, which includes an interview with Doblmeier about the inspiring impact of these films—as well as links to purchase the films either on DVD or via direct streaming. And, please, share this news with friends via email or social media.

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And, speaking of modern-day prophets …

‘He told me I was a citizen of the world.’

AUTHOR KEN WHITT writes about a life-changing encounter he had with E. Stanley Jones more than half a century ago when Ken was a young man studying in Mexico. Please enjoy this column and share it with friends via social media.

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Martin Davis—

The Glitz of the Super Bowl Left Me Wondering:
Have we forgotten the true value of sport?

MARTIN DAVIS writes, this week, about the true allure of sport? Has the glitz and glamor of the Super Bowl eclipsed the timeless value? Please, enjoy this column and share it with friends on social media.

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Religious Holidays

Preparing for Lent 2022?

FROM ‘MEATFARE’ AND ‘CHEESEFARE’ THROUGH MARDI GRAS

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS columnist Stephanie Fenton reports on some of the most colorful and beloved traditions of the Christian year as followers of Western and Eastern churches prepare for the reflective season of Lent.

First: Orthodox Christians prepare for Great Lent with Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday

Then, Stephanie reports: Christians mark ‘Fat Tuesday’ with tantalizing traditions for Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)


Ayyam-i-Ha and Nineteen-Day Fast

Baha’is celebrate unity, prepare for New Year

THEN, STEPHANIE BRINGS US a story from the Baha’i tradition. She explains a special adjustment Baha’is make to their calendar to keep observances in the proper seasons of the year—plus she writes about the fast in preparation for the upcoming Baha’i New Year.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Susan Stitt

Tips for writers

WE TRULY DO REPRESENT A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS and, this week, in her Front Edge Publishing column, Marketing Director Susan Stitt shares the second in her two-part series of columns helping authors prepare for marketing their books. This week, she focuses on the preparation that will produce top-quality interviews with reporters, bloggers and podcasters.

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Click on this image to read Ed McNulty’s review of Apple TV+’s new documentary miniseries: Lincoln’s Dilemma.

Faith & Film

Click on this image to learn more about the February issue of Visual Parables Journal. Each issue includes complete study guides of popular films. This issue includes guides to The Last Duel, Munich, A Hero and Binti.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Can the prophetic voice of E. Stanley Jones revive a life-giving love of Jesus?

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A Prophet for These Times, When Christianity is in Crisis

COVER STORY—The crisis in Christianity is as clear as daily headlines from news media across America. Right now, many Christians are asking: Is there a life-giving pathway forward for Christians who deeply love Jesus and see in Christ a welcoming, inclusive and socially just calling for our world? Please, meet E. Stanley Jones, a prophet for our times. This cover story introduces our newest book, 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones, and provides links to many other related resources you’ll want to check out.

AND HERE’S A TIMELY TIP: Millions of Christians usually mark the season of Lent by adding daily devotions, especially inspirational reading. There’s not a better choice for your Lenten reading than 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones.

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Religious Holidays

Are You Ready for Lent 2022?

FROM ‘MEATFARE’ AND ‘CHEESEFARE’ THROUGH MARDI GRAS

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS columnist Stephanie Fenton reports on some of the most colorful and beloved traditions of the Christian year as followers of Western and Eastern churches prepare for the reflective season of Lent.

First, we have her story: Orthodox Christians prepare for Great Lent with Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday

Then, Stephanie reports: Christians mark ‘Fat Tuesday’ with tantalizing traditions for Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)


Ayyam-i-Ha and Nineteen-Day Fast

Baha’is celebrate unity, prepare for New Year

THEN, STEPHANIE BRINGS US a story from the Baha’i tradition. She explains a special adjustment Baha’is make to their calendar to keep observances in the proper seasons of the year—plus she writes about the fast in preparation for the upcoming Baha’i New Year.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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From Our Authors—

Bill Tammeus

And speaking of ways to unplug extremism … 

IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE ISSUES IN OUR COVER STORY THIS WEEK, then you will want to follow the ongoing reporting of Bill Tammeus, one of the nation’s leading journalists who keeps trying—week after week—to help unplug extremism. Bill does this by accurately and fairly covering religion news in his online columns. His ongoing news analysis is a must-read source of balance for those of us who keep shaking our heads wearily over headlines about religious conflict. Of course, we highly recommend Bill’s book about unplugging extremism, Love Loss and Endurance. Then, here are links to three of Bill’s most recent online columns:

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Mindy Corporon

Need inspiration? 

‘TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER.’ That’s Mindy Corporon’s motto—and you can be assured that a visit with Mindy will lift your spirits. One way to do meet Mindy, of course, is to read her memoir, Healing a Shattered SoulAnother way is to enjoy her podcasts and videos. Recently, Mindy began reorganizing her extensive back-list of podcasts to selectively lift up great episodes that her audience may have missed. This week, she is featuring a Conversation with Wes Hamilton, founder of the nonprofit Disabled But Not Really. Click on this link to visit Mindy’s YouTube page of videos and you’ll find the conversation with Hamilton near the top, this week. While you’re there, click “subscribe” to this YouTube channel she is organizing.

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Suzy Farbman

Can we learn from failure?

IN HER GOD SIGNS COLUMN, this week, Suzy Farbman shares several stories about creative men and women facing challenges—sometimes outright failures—yet learning to become more resilient as a result.

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Susan Stitt

Tips for writers

WE TRULY DO REPRESENT A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS and, this week, in her Front Edge Publishing column, Marketing Director Susan Stitt shares a two-page check-list of book marketing tips that she goes over with authors.

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Click this photo from the movie to read Ed McNulty’s review of My Best Friend Anne Frank.

Faith & Film

Click on this image to learn more about the February issue of Visual Parables Journal. Each issue includes complete study guides of popular films. This issue includes guides to The Last Duel, Munich, A Hero and Binti.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Among Ed’s free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Let Ed McNulty inspire you this Lent with ‘Jesus Christ Movie Star’

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Enjoy 12 Movie Perspectives on Jesus with Film Critic Ed McNulty

PERFECT FOR REFLECTIONS IN LENT—What could be more appropriate for Lent than to study the life of Christ? For Western Christians, including Protestants and Catholics across the U.S., Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 2, this year. In our Cover Story this week, Faith & Film writer Edward McNulty tells us why he chose the 12 Jesus-themed films for the discussion guides in his book, Jesus Christ Movie Star. Please, enjoy this story and share it with friends, especially those who might want to join you in reading and viewing these movies with you.

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Religious Holidays

Are You Ready for Lent 2022?

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS columnist Stephanie Fenton reports on the upcoming start of Western Christian Lent and the Eastern Orthodox fast of Great Lent.

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WANT TO SEE ALL THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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From Our Authors—

John E. Harnish

News Is Spreading Worldwide … 

IN OUR FRONT EDGE PUBLISHING COLUMN, this week, we explain how news about John E. Harnish’s upcoming book, 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones, is spreading around the world. Our team reaches out in many ways from short videos to making connections with organizations that we know will have an interest in this news. Are you eager to know what all this buzz is about right now? Hop over to Amazon and pre-order your own copy, which will arrive next week.

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Martin Davis

… and speaking of news that’s trending

MARTIN DAVIS’s NEW BOOK, 30 Days with America’s High School Coaches, also is sparking fresh news media every week. We are especially thankful this week for two interviews about the book.

Steve Rauch’s Sports and Spirituality Show includes Martin Davis in Episode 23. Steve and his co-host Kelsey Bohl chat with listeners for a bit, at the start of this podcast, then Martin is introduced around minute 13.

Or, to actually see Martin, check out this video interview with our author Larry Buxton, who wrote the second book in this ongoing series, 30 Days with King David.

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Dr. David Gushee

‘Christian Ethics in a Pluralistic World’

THAT’S THE TITLE of a new podcast featuring leading Christian ethicist Dr. David Gushee, hosted by the Christian media community known as Gravity Commons.

AND THERE’S STILL TIME to register for a free webinar with Dr. Gushee on February 17 hosted by Baptist News Global Executive Director Mark Wingfield.
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Rabbi Joseph Krakoff

Why We Need to Talk about End of Life

AN INTERFAITH PODCAST hosted by Aging Today‘s Mark Turnbull is an opportunity to hear two clergy—Turnbull is a Protestant pastor with similar interests in his own ministry—discuss the importance of end-of-life decisions from their unique perspectives. It’s a topic that many people want to avoid, Turnbull and Krakoff tell us, but eventually we all find ourselves facing these questions. Please, listen to this podcast and share it with friends who may also find it helpful.

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Major General James Dozier

His story of resilience circles the globe

40 YEARS AGO, Major General James Dozier was on newspaper front pages around the world as the highest ranking American military leader ever captured by terrorists. He tells the story of his resiliency in the memoir, Finding My Pole StarAs this anniversary is marked, his story once again is circling the globe. La Stampa, one of Italy’s oldest and most respected newspapers, published this overview of his story. It’s in Italian, of course, and illustrates the global reach of this inspiring story at a time when terrorism once again is in our daily news.

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Click on this image to learn more about the February issue of Visual Parables Journal. Each issue includes complete study guides of popular films. This issue includes guides to The Last Duel, Munich, A Hero and Binti.

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Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

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Cover Story: The Spiritual Wonders of Water

First: A Native Perspective on Water in Our Lives

THIS WEEK, CAROL TREMBATH writes: “For a long time, Native people have been viewed as the first environmentalists. Their ideals of caring for Mother Earth and her lifeblood water have always been at the forefront of their actions. However, today Mother Earth’s traumas have brought humanity to an environmental crossroads. How are Native people responding? In many ways! In our Cover Story this week, author Carol Trembath tells the story of how her own life as an educator and storyteller connected with a remarkable group of Native women known as the Mother Earth Water Walkers. Please, enjoy this cover story and share it with friends via social media and email.

Second: Families along Our Atlantic Shore

BENAJMIN PRATT writes this week from South Carolina about lessons we all can learn from our mammal cousins living along the Atlantic shore in that region. Have you ever heard of “strand feeding” among dolphins? Benjamin explains this remarkable behavior and even shares a video—plus a few questions for reflection. Please, share this story with friends as well.

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From Our Columnists—

Martin Davis

The Power of Local Communities in Publishing

‘ALL PUBLISHING IS LOCAL’—Media connections now circle the globe, but a powerful truth is that successful books depend on individuals in local communities choosing to read. Remembering this truth sometimes can help authors stir local interest in new books in one community after another. Our Front Edge Publishing column, this week, explains this principle and offers a brief national tour of local news stories about Martin Davis’s new 30 Days with America’s High School Coaches.

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Suzy Farbman

The Comfort of Furry Friends

IN HER GOD SIGNS COLUMN, this week, Suzy Farbman shares a remarkable story of feline friends who helped a family through traumatic life passages.

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Dr. David Gushee

Opportunities and Calls to Action

THIS WEEK, the leading Christian ethicist Dr. David Gushee made a series of newsy announcements, including a rare opportunity to register for an online webinar with him (with an early registration reduction in the price), plus a free podcast, plus a loud-and-clear call to action on combatting anti-Semitism. We have his open letter right here in our magazine, which includes links to all of these news items.

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Rodney Curtis

Goodbye, January!

RODNEY CURTIS pretty much says it for all of us as he offers this lament for a month of woes and snows—with a great big irrepressible smile at the end of his snowy road.

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Emily Brown

… and Speaking of the Deep, Deep Snow

WITH THE WINTER OLYMPICS STARTING THIS WEEK, Emily Brown writes about attacking that snow with all the gusto she can muster!

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Holidays & Festivals:

Four Chaplains Day

STEPHANIE FENTON writes this week about the “Four Chaplains” who inspired the world in 1943, during the worst of World War II, with their selfless sacrifice aboard a sinking ship.

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Spring is coming?

VASANT PANCHAMI is, indeed, a tradition in India that heralds the coming of spring. Stephanie Fenton has the story about this colorful festival.

 

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WANT TO SEE ALL THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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ED’s TOP 10 LIST of 2021 movies has just been published by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. news service. No. 1 on Ed’s list is Respect, the Aretha Franklin story. What else made his Top 10 list? Click on this movie image from Respect to visit the PC-USA website for his entire column.

Faith & Film

Click on this image to learn more about the January 2022 issue of Visual Parables Journal, which includes complete discussion guides to West Side Story, Don’t Look Up, Being the Ricardos and more.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

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