In an effort to not get bogged down in the despair of reading all the news about terrible things happening around the world, I spent some time this week seeking out good news in the news. That's harder than it sounds! But I found this beautiful story today of Muslims helping their Christian friends to rebuild a church that was destroyed. This is a lovely example of how we don't have to all believe the same things to live together in love and kindness. I hope you find it as encouraging as I did.
I'm excited to announce that today I released the first episode of my new podcast: Ask the Pastor with Pastor Charissa. I get asked many questions about church and theology and religion on a regular basis and this is my new way of interacting with those questions. I hope that it will be a learning tool for many of you and that it will help to bring you deeper into the wonderful world of theology. I believe that theology and scripture are accessible to all people, but only if they ask! I'm not the Holy Spirit, but hopefully through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, my words can help to bring you into deeper relationship with God. At the very least, may it answer some curiosity that has been bugging you. Please feel free to comment here with questions for the podcast! You can also go to the "contact" page of this website to send in comments, questions, and prayer requests.
Charissa Clark Howe
Pastor, author, musician, audiobook narrator