Top 5 Posts of 2013

Granted, Leaven in the World has only been in existence since August (wow, that was fast!), but I thought it would be fun to look back and see what folks have been reading/clicking whenever they visit my little corner of the Internet. According to the statistics robots, here are the top 5 posts of the year (in order of the …

ARTICLE: Simbang Gabi, Celebrating Advent Filipino-Style

[UPDATE 12/15/14]: If you're looking for a devotional or personal study to accompany your experience of Simbang Gabi, click here to check out my daily reflections: Waiting for C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Growing up,  Simbang Gabi was one of those traditions that made it really feel like the Christmas season was upon us. There's nothing like a good rendition of Ang Pasko …

ROUND-UP: Podcasts to Help You Reflect on the Sunday Readings

Setting aside time to prepare for a small group meeting, while a deceptively simple task, still requires discipline and is integral to a thriving small group ministry. Fortunately, there are ways that you can use pockets of time in your day -- like your commute to/from work or walk during lunch -- to listen to …