Embrace Webinar #30

Finding Belonging at Resurrection Covenant Boise

May 11, 2023

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No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation 

By Gregory Coles 

In his book No Longer Strangers, Gregory Coles describes what it means for followers of Jesus to find belonging in a world where we don’t fit. Greg shares, “The way Jesus tells it, if we give up on belonging in order to follow him, we’ll find ourselves belonging anyway. We might not belong the way other people do, with normal homes and normal families and normal ways of fitting in. But we’ll belong in a way that’s a hundred times better. We’ll be fully in place because we know we are out of place. We’ll belong like aliens. Maybe you’re caught in the same tension as me, wanting to fit somewhere even as you’re permanently out of place. Maybe you feel like an alien. If so, let’s be aliens together.”


Greg Coles (Presenter)

Gregory Coles (PhD, Penn State University) is a writer, speaker, and worship leader. His first book, Single, Gay, Christian, was a 2017 Foreword INDIES Award Finalist; his most recent book is No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation. Greg is a Senior Research Fellow at The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender and lives in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, where he serves on the leadership team of Resurrection Covenant Boise.

Josh Cramer (Presenter)

Josh Cramer is lead pastor of Resurrection Covenant Boise, planted in 2021 with an amazing team. He is fascinated by the justice, revolutionary spirit, and grace of Jesus. Learning to follow our Lord through the joys and wounds of life, he has watched God’s faithfulness and developed a deep reliance on the presence and movement of the Spirit. Josh is a pastor for wounded people and outcasts, a student of God’s Word, and a lover of the full and wild good news of Jesus.

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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