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  • Five Ways to Prepare to Minister as Things Get Uglier

    How can we be here for each other when the world spins out of control? In March of 2019, in the days surrounding the death of my father with whom I was very close, I experienced a life-altering trauma. The details of my trauma involve other people’s actions and so, I won’t share them, but …[ read more ]

  • Is Anyone Else Screaming Inside “We Don’t Have Time for This?”

    Admit it. You wonder, too, don’t you? I think we all wonder a bit, these days. At least, those of us raised in our faith with the biblical understanding that Jesus is coming again. All of us who sat with our teen youth group in darkened theaters watching “A Thief in the Night” or “A …[ read more ]

  • A Psalm for a Pandemic

    O Lord, have mercy on us as we endure this year we did not foresee. At the first sign of trouble, we rose to the challenge, we united, we cried out to You with one voice and we placed our hope in a quick remedy. Now, we confess we’re short-sighted, impatient, low on stamina, and …[ read more ]

  • Beware of Crowdsourced Faith

    More than Great Teaching Jesus’ ministry cannot be summed up as one of great teaching. He was a great teacher. His sermons and parables are as relevant today as they were in time of the Roman empire. We do well to study His teaching and to continuously re-read the gospels. The power of Jesus’ ministry, …[ read more ]

  • We’re Asking the Wrong Question About Racism

    Too many of us are getting hung up on the wrong question. It’s easy to understand why. Harder to ask the right questions. I may have it wrong but here goes. The question of the day is, of course, am I racist? All of us are challenged to reflect on this, to confess to it …[ read more ]