Fields of Dreams: Lessons from Sports

Fields of Dreams: Lessons from Sports

Baseball has been called America’s pastime; maybe that’s why I watched opening day with so much solace, joy and hope this year. Around the country, we are hearing “play ball” for baseball, football, basketball and other sports. However, during a raging pandemic, we...
After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

After COVID-19, We’ll Need Churches Who Heal

“Pastor, this has been overwhelming for my family.” “I feel like I’m stuck in grief because we did not get to mourn with our friends and family.” “I miss singing with my friends at church.” “I have not seen anybody in four months except the nurses who come to check on...
When God Forges Our Faith on Life’s Anvil

When God Forges Our Faith on Life’s Anvil

God is forging our faith on the anvil of our lives. God uses our experiences to shape our spirituality in a way that equips us to flourish and remain faithful in the changing circumstances of our lives (see Romans 8:28). Carlyle Fielding Stewart III writes the...
We’ll Get Through COVID-19 – Just Not Yet

We’ll Get Through COVID-19 – Just Not Yet

Nine dollars and 15 cents. I drove away from the gas pump with a brimming tank for nine dollars and 15 cents. How is that even possible? With COVID-19 cutting travel and an oversupply of oil, prices were already down to $1.87 per gallon. I hadn’t bought gas in more...