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A Little Shop in the Mountains

When Michelle Hake moved from Los Angeles to the San Bernardino Mountains, she opened a “modern general store” and found her place in a unique community

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Between Baptism and Belonging: Living with an Identity Hidden in Christ

Erin Dufault-Hunter, associate professor of Christian ethics, draws lessons from third culture kids about finding Christian belonging and resisting tribalism.

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Benediction: Worlds Behind the Screen

Joy Thompson, director of communications and senior writer, reflects on the unique ways she’s witnessed community and connection through remote work.

Willie Jennings

Willie Jennings on Shared Perceiving

In his lecture “The Path of Shared Perceiving,” Willie Jennings speaks of how a Christian doctrine of creation requires a shared work, between Jewish and Gentile believers, of perceiving a world of belonging and interconnectedness with all creatures.

Vince Bantu

Response | Vince Bantu on Distinct Names

In response to Willie Jennings’s lecture “The Path of Shared Perceiving,” Vince Bantu reflects on the importance of claiming—and not running from—our diverse and distinct names and identities before God.

Willie Jennings

Willie Jennings on Building Home

In his lecture “Perceiving, Dwelling, and Creating Communion,” Willie Jennings warns against commodification and objectification, and looks to how we might move toward a life of communion and reciprocity.

Sebastian Kim

Response | Sebastian Kim on Newness and Creation

In his response to Willie Jennings’s lecture “Perceiving, Dwelling, and Creating Communion,” Sebastian Kim hopes for a more expansive doctrine of creation that draws on the wisdom of eco-feminist theology and looks to the interconnectedness of all creatures in the created world.

Mark Lau Branson

Response | Mark Lau Branson on Alterity

In his response to Willie Jennings’s lecture “Perceiving, Dwelling, and Creating Communion,” Mark Lau Branson reflects on how we must perceive the creator and creation through the many eyes of others in order to dwell in communion and reciprocity.

Erin Dufaut-Hunter

Response | Erin Dufault-Hunter on The Work of Dwelling Together

In her response to Willie Jennings’s lecture “Perceiving, Dwelling, and Creating Communion,” Erin Dufault-Hunter reflects on the work it takes to be transformed to neighborliness—while naming the beauty and grace that comes with it.

Willie Jennings, Sebastian Kim, Mark Lau Branson

Q&A | Willie Jennings, Sebastian Kim, and Mark Lau Branson

Willie Jennings, Sebastian Kim, and Mark Lau Branson discuss public theology, trust in community, and new creation in a Q&A moderated by Scott Cormode.