The Cure to Our Culture’s Cancer

 By David Spickard, originally published in August 2016. Jameel McGee was walking out of a store in Benton Harbor, Michigan after he had just picked up a few items on his way to meet his newborn son for the first time. Andrew Collins was a young Benton Harbor police officer looking to make an arrest. [Read More…]

Lost Identity

By Michael Coyner I recently applied for a “Global Re-entry” status with TSA. This means that when I fly within the United States my status will always give me a pre-check TSA ticket which reduces the waiting time in security lines. That status also means a shortened process for re-entering the US when I travel [Read More…]

iphones, Vision, and the Church

Both authenticity and connection are essential elements of a vital faith community, and should be at the core of a church’s vision and mission [Read more…]

All Day Long

Following Jesus is an all-day, every-day journey of discovery. Every day. All day long. [Read more…]

Business Fads and Authenticity

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. “God has given you one face and you make yourself another” – William Shakespeare I like this simple definition of authenticity from Webster’s Dictionary. “[Authenticity is] being true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.” I’ve been thinking about business fads of [Read More…]

Sermon Series: Ministry in the Marketplace

More good stuff from the Faith and Work Collective this week: ideas from United Methodist pastor Chris Howlett for a sermon series on Biblical perspectives about everyday work. Especially helpful for preachers like me who are having trouble thinking about how to speak about this to parishioners. (Even though I work for a faith and [Read More…]