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Happy Thanksgiving during a Political, Social, Race and Health Pandemic

Hello Friends,

I’m particularly grateful for so much this year! For health and safety, for family and friends, for the chance I had to travel to the U.S. in March and to Norway in July, for ten years of marriage Read More

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Education and Injustice

Before beginning my Doctorate studies, I had many conversations about the “why” and the “how”. Is it fiscally responsible to get more education as a white woman in a world where so many people of color have less access to Read More

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The Educational Journey – Redeeming Power and Liberating Equity for Gender/Ethnic Relations… what a mouthful!

Well, it happened! After 18 years of dreaming of starting a doctoral program in missiology, everything worked out and I am enrolled in the Doctor of Global Leadership: Redeeming Power and Liberating Equity for Gender/Ethnic Relations*. It’s quite surreal. See, Read More

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What is a Covenant church? (Formally known as “Mission Friends”)

The Covenant church comes from Sweden originally. In the beginning, it was a group of different churches that worked together and called themselves “Mission Friends”. Learning the history of the Covenant was impactful because we can learn that at its Read More

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Living as a Foreigner in a Foreign Land

(Or Sting’s Englishman in New York: “I’m an alien… I’m a legal alien… I’m an Englishman in New York”)

Today I was reading in Genesis 23 and was struck by the hospitality offered to the foreigner as well as the Read More

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I’m Dreaming of a Normal Christmas

Almost a year of so much change, cancellations, discomfort as we adjust to different types of lockdown and limitations… and only 17 days until Christmas (as our 7-year-old reminded us this morning). What will this year look like?

I appreciated Read More

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Peacemaking and a Word about Religiosity


Hello World!

I’ve been rather quiet here lately and thought I would try to catch up a bit. I’m currently involved in four groups that talk about race, anti-racism, reconciliation and a whole host of other topics. Three are offered Read More

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Wholeness, integration, peace, shalom

I (Johnna) recently wrote this devotion for a two-day Zoom meeting with the Covenant team in Europe. Feel free to check out the Values Exercise. If you do it, I’d love to hear about it! You can comment below or Read More

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Brennan Manning – Abba of Jesus

Fabio’s been reading books by Brennan Manning and reading a bit about his life. He was a recovering alcoholic, soldier, journalist, priest, married, divorced (not necessarily in that order) who wrote about radical grace. Here’s a quote I came across Read More
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I wish the world would collaborate more

Just thinking out loud… after posting something similar on a friend’s feed. And I’m not saying any country that is doing well right now might not have a second wave. COVID just has so many unknowns…
I’m not aware if Read More
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