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...
When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

When You Serve in Church, Don’t Be a Gerald

The headline in the East Bay Times read, “Relax, Oakland … Gerald the turkey has been captured.” It was big news. Gerald, a wild turkey, had taken up residence in Oakland’s Morcom Rose Garden. His aggressive, bullying behavior toward garden visitors had forced the...