More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

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A Beloved Community Moved by the Spirit

Bobby Harrison and Inés Velásquez-McBryde, pastors of The Church We Hope For, share about how they’ve experienced the healing and renewing work of the Spirit during their church plant’s early years.

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Grace In Daily Life: Gratitude, Generosity, And Hospitality

Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, writes about the transformative power of practicing gratitude, generosity, and hospitality.

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Dislocation and Relocation | Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier reflects on how hospitality, vision, and curiosity facilitate encounters with those around us that allow us to hear each others’ stories and see the ways in which the Spirit is working in the world.

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Our Samaritan Neighbors | Ian Pitt-Watson

Ian Pitt-Watson preaches about the history of the Samaritans and challenges the church to love, to recognize the goodness in, and to learn from the neighbors around us.

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Pure Wine, Unexpected Cups | Alexia Salvatierra

Alexia Salvatierra dwells on the way God extends God’s power and love through the least expected and most overlooked messengers—pure wine poured in unexpected cups.

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Alienation and Invitation | William E. Pannell

William E. Pannell discusses the topic of alienation, reflecting on 2 Corinthians 5 and the church’s role in openly welcoming those who have experienced exclusion.

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A Merciful Neighbor | William E. Pannell

Reflecting on the story of the Good Samaritan, William E. Pannell suggests that finding neighborliness and mercy in our world is the crucial ethical issue of our time.

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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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Setting a Table of Belonging | Hyepin Im

Hyepin Im delivers a message for Asian Pacific American Heritage month on mutuality and partnership in the face of systems that dehumanize and marginalize.


Recognizing Stranger Angels: Challenging Territorial Impulses

Alexia Salvatierra, assistant professor of mission and global transformation, calls on us to develop grace-full impulses—and to overcome our territorial impulses—to love the strangers in our midst

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Creating Contemporary Wells in a City Hosting Refugees: A Case Study

Martin Munyao, lecturer at Daystar University in Nairobi, shares about one organization’s work of interfaith engagement between Protestants and Somali Muslim refugees in Kenya

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Migration Amidst Social and National Distancing: A Barrier or Opportunity for Mission During a Global Pandemic?

Martin Munyao, lecturer at Daystar University in Nairobi, reflects on the pandemic’s impact on migrant communities and the need to rethink missions and ministry in a socially distant world

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Migration in World Christianity: Hospitality, Pilgrimage, and Church on the Move

Kirsteen Kim, Paul E. Pierson Chair in World Christianity and associate dean for the Center for Missiological Research, reflects on the theology of hospitality and its need to be reimagined in light of a theology of migration

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Response | Cecil M. Robeck Jr. on Migration and Unity


In response to Gioacchino Campese’s lecture “Catholicity: Migration, Religion, and World Christianity,” Cecil M. Robeck Jr., senior professor of church history and ecumenics, speaks about Christian love and unity in the context of migration.

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Response | Matthew Kaemingk on Sustainable Hospitality


In response to Zayn Kassam’s lecture “Faith Resources: Muslim Migration to Los Angeles,” Matthew Kaemingk, assistant professor of Christian ethics, considers what is required for our communities to cultivate and sustain the virtues of hospitality and neighborly love—particularly against xenophobia and white supremacy.

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Q&A | Zayn Kassam and Matthew Kaemingk


Zayn Kassam and Matthew Kaemingk discuss religious values and hospitality in a Q&A moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

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Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. on Theological Approaches to Migration

In his lecture “Theological Approaches to Migration: Their Impact on Missional Thinking and Action,” Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, reflects on how various models of migration can shape how we understand our practice of mission and our call to love our neighbors.

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Q&A | Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. and Carly Crouch

Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. and Carly Crouch discuss immigration, hospitality, justice, and the Old Testament in a Q&A moderated by Kirsteen Kim.

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Migration in Missiological Perspective

At Fuller’s 2020 Missiology Lectures, scholars took a deep dive into Los Angeles’s unique history and culture to explore wider issues of migration, transnationalism, and interfaith engagement through a missiological perspective.

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Christmas in Times of Disruption

Vince Bantu, assistant professor of church history and Black church studies, reflects on how Christmas—a story of disruption—challenges us to stand with the marginalized and the oppressed.

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Idolatry and Marriage | Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway, associate professor of theology and culture, speaks a word of caution against creating an idol out of marriage and invites us to reimagine marriage as a means of Christian witness.