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Author Christina Embree

Christina Embree is a church planter with Plowshares Brethren in Christ in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Wesley Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in ministry focusing on family, youth and children’s ministry.

More churches are inviting parents to remove their children from worship services so they’re not a distraction. This trend is unbelievably counterintuitive to a faith literally passed down from one generation to another. […] Read More

Scripture extols us to pass on our faith from one generation to another, yet many congregations opt for an environment that segregates the generations from one another. […] Read More

I joined a group from our church recently to walk through the streets of Lexington, Kentucky. This was for the Lexington Mural Challenge Scavenger Hunt in which participants had to find specific murals out of the hundreds painted on the sides of buildings, in alleys, up and down streets, throughout the city. Each mural has […] Read More

Generation Z is the loneliest generation currently alive around the globe, according to a survey conducted by Cigna, a global health service company. This came as a surprise to many people who naturally assumed that the oldest generation would be the ones who experienced the greatest loneliness, not young vibrant 18- to 22-year-olds who boast […] Read More

Buzzwords that show up in social media posts, newscasts and daily conversations are often vague. This inevitably results in misunderstanding when we say a word with a certain thing in mind and the person listening takes a very different meaning from what we’ve said. The solution to this “problem” is simple. We just need to […] Read More

How do we teach the next generation that disagreements don’t necessarily mean dislike? How can we help them learn to share their thoughts with gentleness and respect in a culture that seems to have no room for healthy public discourse? These questions emerged from a recent discussion with a group of ministers who dialogue in […] Read More

It’s become so easy in our society to spread hate. The rise of the meme has been an interesting phenomenon. This past year, it has become something that has caused me deep concern. For the uninitiated, memes are pictures or short videos that have words overlaid across them that are usually short, quippy and intended […] Read More

I’ve seen many people saying this is a “teachable moment” in U.S. history. By that, they mean it’s a time for parents and ministers to seize the day and ensure that we are intentional about talking to the next generation about what is going on and what our response should be. I’m all for teaching […] Read More

A series of tornados ripped through Oklahoma in 2013 causing extensive amounts of damage and leaving many without homes, cars and possessions. Stories about the tornados were all over the news and headlines so inevitably my daughters, ages 9 and 7, heard all about it. As you might suspect, there were lots of questions and […] Read More

A young boy, probably 3 or 4, was walking behind an adult man, presumably his father, down the street the other day. They were dressed the same, in khaki shorts and a white shirt, and the little guy was imitating the adult’s every move. My first thought was, “Oh, how cute!” Then I noticed the […] Read More