In Layman's Terms: Let's Build — Embracing the New Normal


As we come nearer and nearer to being able to return to life from our in-home exiles, Todd Seifert, conference communications director, is embarking on a new series for the “In Layman’s Terms” podcast focused on rebuilding our society and our spiritual disciplines.

Using the stories from the Old Testament history books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the goal is to share stories about how people and churches are preparing to re-engage with their congregations, their communities and with God through their own faith practices.

This first episode in the series sets the stage by taking a brief look at Jewish history and the way people in Jerusalem viewed the foundation being set for the new temple after their return from the Babylonian exile.

Are you or your church doing something to prepare? Send an email to Todd Seifert at

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