When Integrity Leaves the Public Square

When Integrity Leaves the Public Square

Chaos is swirling about in our public life. Its troubling effects seem to be touching many dimensions of our communal life: education, religion, personal relationships and our capacity to maintain community. This is one of the many challenges that face us in this...
Are We Adrift or Still on Target?

Are We Adrift or Still on Target?

“Mission drift” is a term used to describe how an organization or company gradually gets off course from its intended, stated and often-original purpose. It happens when the eyes of leaders are drawn to something that may be worthy but isn’t part of the group’s...
Our Timidity Enables the Enablers

Our Timidity Enables the Enablers

Editor’s note: Due to extensive September travel, this column is a reworking of one that first appeared as an editorial in the May/June 2020 issue of Nurturing Faith Journal. Echoes resound from our childhoods: “Be nice!” Above all else, be nice. Reinforced by every...
A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

A Note to Clergy on Worries, Anxieties and Hurts

I have such a list of worries at this time! Race relations, the climate, abortion rights, Iranian nukes and Israel’s security. I am worried about Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and these worries are very real to me as I have so much family in Israel. I am...
COVID-19 Limbo: A Hellish Place for Clergy

COVID-19 Limbo: A Hellish Place for Clergy

We were so close to returning to what felt like normal activity just a few short weeks ago. We were returning to work, gathering for worship and removing our masks to reveal our smiles. Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, the Delta variant of COVID-19...