The Rhetoric of Love in a Tone Deaf World

Communication in today’s world can be pretty challenging. We are overloaded with so many communication channels, whether it’s print media, social media, or face to face conversation. The art of “discussion” has increasingly become frustrating because...

Ecclesiology is Radically Personal

I love my church. I know, I know… it’s not really my church. I serve Jesus’ church and I’m well aware of the fact that pastor’s would be wise to remember that they do not own the church’s they serve, nor do the church’s we...

Church for the Sake of the Disabled & Marginalized.

My youngest sister has Down syndrome. Since her birth I have had many chances to reflect on disabilities, as well as consider how the church can better serve marginalized people. This has led to deeper thinking toward gender, ethnicity, and the general way in which...

How to be a Good Friend…

The church I serve is blessed to have a wonderful lady named Sara White in our community. She put together a great list of eleven characteristics of a good friend that I thought I’d share with you! Here is her list: Loyal – stick by me in any circumstance....

Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela

I just saw news that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Mandela was a giant in my life. I thought of him often and have looked to him as a constant reminder of what being a follower of Jesus looks like. His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, is a powerful work that I...