Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 2

Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 2

A growing number of congregations across the U.S. have been engaging in conversation about conducting same-sex marriages since the 2015 Supreme Court decision. Yesterday, I summarized the process that four Protestant churches went through in deciding whether their...
Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 1

Your Church and Same-Gender Marriage – Part 1

The 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-gender marriages presented a challenge to Christian churches; they now must choose whether they are conducted in local church buildings and by their clergy. Adaptive leadership is necessary as the emotional...
How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

Fear grips our souls at times. Yet, we most often keep this shaking-in-my-boots emotional state below the surface. Not that everything on the surface is calm in the U.S. right now. There is much rancor among us around every election season, and it’s more intense this...