The Well Blog

Jasmine Obeyesekere Fernando

We mourn the murder of people in Garissa, among them students from our sister movement in FOCUS Kenya — another grim reminder that in parts of the globe today, Christians are randomly killed...

Ann Boyd

When I was 26 years old, I began to grasp the profound significance of Easter. Despite being surrounded by liturgy in my Catholic childhood days, despite the growth of my gratitude for the cross...

Christena Cleveland

I’ve been a social justice warrior since midway through the first grade. The “new girl” in my class, who also happened to be blind, was unable to participate in our lunchtime kickball game...

Sara Scheunemann

Leoba may be the most delightful saint you have never heard of. At least, this is how I came to think of her last summer, when I met her in my course readings for Called to Holiness...

Leonie Westenberg

Discussions over coffee with my younger colleagues often centre on work and family life. Yes, this is still a question as well for many women in Australia in graduate school and post-graduate school...

Anna Moseley Gissing

Teddy Roosevelt’s quote rings often in my ears: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank...

Christine Twedt

There I was in the dark ultrasound room, a lab technician trying to detect what was causing so much pain and dysfunction in my body. I felt scared and vulnerable. But there was...

Sara Scheunemann

Sometimes when you meet a new friend you know instantaneously that she will enter your inner circle. Other times a person moves in and out of your life, gradually drawing closer, until you turn to her one day and notice she has a greater presence...

Anna Moseley Gissing

I’m new to the staff of The Well, and part of my new role is managing its Facebook page. Have you “liked” us yet? We hope so! Recently I received a message from one of our “fans” that thanked...

Anna Moseley Gissing

A couple of weeks into Advent, I realized that our best-laid plans for living into the season were for naught. Though we had our Advent wreath on the dining room table with a short devotional guide...

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