November 8, 2023

In our modern era, particularly in America (and perhaps the West as a whole), leaders are burning out at an increasing and alarming rate. There are many factors leading to this trend, but at the forefront are certain cultural issues that have affected the way we do church and church leadership. Read more

October 30, 2023

The temporary "high" of a well-attended event, a high-attendance Sunday, an influx of new members or baptisms, etc. can have a numbing effect that keeps us distracted from the brokenness deep within us that needs to be addressed. Read more

October 19, 2023

The gospel - the good news about Jesus' life, death, and resurrection for the salvation of the world - hasn't changed in two thousand years. But the values of our culture are constantly fluctuating. Wisdom dictates that we learn from our mistakes, listen to where people are feeling pain, and offer the good news out of a trusting relationship. Read more

October 13, 2023

The gospels are filled with stories of Jesus noticing people experiencing suffering, feeling their suffering with them, and acting to alleviate their suffering. He wept and prayed over spiritually directionless people and spent himself, day after day, in the hard work of showing love and kindness to everyone around him. Read more

October 2, 2023

It is possible to have a growing Christian faith that morphs and moves when suffering comes, flexes and flows when new knowledge arrives, and grows even through seasons of doubt and deconstruction while at the same time being unshakable, unbreakable, and indomitable. Read more

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