No matter if you are 8 years old or 80, sometimes you need to pause for play. This issue explores the value of play in worship, as a stress release, as a way to return to and validate your inner child. If you’re feeling overstretched or exhausted over difficult work that lies ahead, we hope this issue helps you rediscover the renewing power of play.
Play: The weary world rejoices Congregations delight in the theological work of play. Liz Rasley reports.
The creative spirit of play in congregational life Adam Ryan Quine tells how a congregation discovered community by embracing play.
Worldbuilding Sarah Curtis notices play everywhere — and the definition of play is just as wide as its practice.
The divine power of play at Sophia’s Theme Park McCormick Theological Seminary held a virtual retreat in June to emphasize the power of play in Christian Life. Lis Valle describes a communal sermon and joyful feast that brought the theme to life.
Photography as play Jonathan C. Watson describes the play of capturing the Seattle skyline.