Royal Wedding Lesson: Becoming an Intercultural Church

The world witnessed a beautiful example of a truly integrated and diverse worship experience through the wedding of Prince Harry and now Princess Meghan Markle. Each element of the service was beautifully and uniquely balanced between the two cultures of Harry and...

The Keys to an Effective, Impactful Prison Ministry

My sister shared a moving testimony last week concerning what she witnessed at a recent funeral service. The deceased was an elderly woman who had committed her adult life to prison ministry. Sister Eva’s pastor shared, “I noticed that Sister Eva was only...

Do You Have the Courage To Be a Change Agent?

An intriguing description of one of Jesus’ followers is found in Luke 8:1-4: “Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward or household manager.” One can only imagine the conversations held between Joanna and her husband, Chuza, the...

5 Ways to Help Those Who Weep During the Holidays

The Christmas season is an important time to remember and practice Paul’s exhortation in Romans 12:15. “Sleigh bells ringing.” Christmas lights flashing, choirs singing, shoppers shopping. Gift wrapping, mistletoe, holiday parties and special...

Standing Up Against Abusive Words Against Women

Not many days hence, the election season of 2016 will be in the history books. Words spoken, however, throughout the course of one of the most contentious presidential races in modern times will linger. Front and center have been the remarks made about women. For...