How do you respond to fear?
We in worship arts ministries are not immune from fear; indeed, even though we may be immersed in it ourselves, we are often called upon to bring light to others who are afraid: in our denomination, our congregations, our neighborhoods, our cities, the greater world.
In this issue, we offer insights — philosophical and practica — for dealing with fear.
Hannah Adair Bonner connects an encounter with a hermit crab on the beach with our mindset when it comes to fear.
Joe Stobaugh shares his experiences in Dallas in July 2016 as a peaceful protest turned deadly, and offers the liturgy used during a resulting prayer vigil.
Visual artist Les Oliver shares an altar design and suggestions for images in times of darkness.
And Melanie Gordon, James Wells, and Ellen Bunnell all share ideas on how to help our children who are feeling afraid.
We're not going to eliminate fear. But we can learn to respond with grace and peace and help others to do the same.