About the Next Issue…

Our theme verse, “The Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14a), calls us to embrace the embodiment of God’s grace through Christ. How have we as a church lived out that call? What is the gospel, the good news, of our physical bodies? In what ways do the power dynamics of oppression negate the embodiment of Christ? Where is gospel reflected and celebrated in our human relationships? Where is gospel denied in our sexuality, our politics, and our economics? The 2017 edition of the WellSprings Journal offers insights and stories from across the connection that challenge us to look clearly at the incarnational nature of our faith.


“Bodies, Oppression, and Gospel” is the theme for the 2017 edition of WellSprings Journal


Editorial Circle: an overview of our theme provided by a member of the WellSprings Journal Editorial Circle

Theological Reflection: a reflection on the theological implications of the theme

Spinning the Sacred Yarn (sermons and speeches)

Women’s Leadership Style: articles on conflict management and various leadership styles through the lens of the chosen theme

The Creating Spirit: poetry, music, photography, and other art forms that express the theme

Windows to a Wider Sisterhood: articles on the theme from beyond the United States

Younger Voice: articles by younger clergywomen on the designated theme

Highlights: brief book and media reviews, notices of resources, continuing education resources

About the Next Issue: a preview of the theme and focus for the upcoming issue of WellSprings Journal

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About the Next Issue