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...
Baylor Initiative Forms Leaders for Globalized World

Baylor Initiative Forms Leaders for Globalized World

Demographic and social trends show that our increasingly diverse world will continue to become more complex. In the U.S., 70% of the largest cities are more racially and ethnically diverse today than they were 10 years ago. For example, in Louisville, Kentucky, from...