Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

Out-of-the-Box Ways COVID-19 Helped Our Congregation

The pandemic has been extremely difficult for clergy as congregational leaders. We have had to rethink a lot of our preconceived notions and adapt to a significant new reality. From the beginning, I said I believed that when this is all over, we will have experienced...
Emerging Voices | Harsh Words Reap Consequences

Emerging Voices | Harsh Words Reap Consequences

The U.S. has had a new president for just over 100 days. We have heard the new priorities and have grown accustomed to the new rhythms and cycles of news. Instinctively, we remember the events of the past four years, and even the terms before that, and do the work of...
The Growing Moral Context of the Impeachment Trial

The Growing Moral Context of the Impeachment Trial

The U.S. Senate will begin a second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump in a few weeks. Discussion of that trial, its constitutionality and its political implications are well underway and will continue, reflecting the now familiar partisan perspectives...
We Don’t Do Kings

We Don’t Do Kings

As Donald Trump basks in a self-designed and elaborate military send-off from Washington and Joe Biden takes the solemn oath of office as our 46th president, I am reminded that in America, we don’t do kings. We do elections. Free and fair elections: cries and lies of...
6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

6 Staffing Models for Your Post-Pandemic Church

The sports and business worlds often have been more proactive in updating their staffing models than the church world. This reality became evident in talking with a collegiate football coach a few months ago. He and I were discussing ways that coaching and pastoring...