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Two Questions: Christina Embree

What Do You Think?

InterGenerate Conference: Firehose or Summer Camp?

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Two Questions: Christina Embree

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  Christina EmbreeMinister of Generational Discipleship Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ     What keeps you up at night? My family loves to make fun of me for my restless nights. Any noise at night will wake me up and getting back to sleep is a chore. When I think about what keeps me up at night, the first thing that comes to mind is “Everything!” But, as I reflect, I realize what really keeps me up is the noise. Not necessarily actual noises but the noise that fills this world; the anger, the hurt, the hatred,...

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What Do You Think?

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries Our granddaughter is nearly four and asks “why?” a lot. We take walks on the path through the woods near our home which is often when the questions arise. “Why is this called ‘the woods’ and not ‘a forest’?” “Why aren’t there wolves here?” “Why are mushrooms growing at the playground?” “Why is your kitty in heaven?” I usually respond in one of three ways. “Because…” (when I’m fairly certain of the answer)“I think…” (when I can make a good guess)“I don’t know…” (when I haven’t a clue) When I’m really on the ball, though, I...

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InterGenerate Conference: Firehose or Summer Camp?

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“Drinking from the fire hose” doesn’t begin to describe the experience I had at InterGenerate June 25-27 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. InterGenerate 2017 was an inaugural conference gathering 150 academics, practitioners, and others excited about the impact of intergenerational relationships on today’s church and wider community. It was more like summer camp where I couldn’t wait to get up each morning, had trouble falling asleep each night though fully exhausted, and then was sad to leave. But I left with all these new, wonderful friends and inspired to carry on! Jam-packed, overflow days of workshops, panel discussions, keynote addresses,...

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