Now What?

Our churches are living today in a new era. In one way or another church communities have already left Egypt, recognizing we are living in a time in between times. Rather than bemoan the awful state of things, churches have a challenging and exciting opportunity before them. This time in history presents a pivotal moment in the life of the church.

Why Bible study, and especially why now?

All churches are in transition, and we didn’t choose it. All are seeking a way to navigate through the wilderness brought on by the Pandemic. Look to engage in Bible Study, especially now. The purpose of studying the Bible together […]

Time to say no

I’ve recently been drawn to the opening story from the book of Esther. Before Esther is the hero of the story, we get to hear what the original queen, Vashti, was up to. Vashti is perhaps undercelebrated, perhaps because we […]

Fast Food Faith

I was talking to a friend recently who was feeling overwhelmed. “And this isn’t even supposed to be the hard part of the pandemic!” she said. I jumped right in, emphatically disagreeing. “To me, this is the hardest part of […]

Judgmental vs. Diagnostic

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of […]

Banishing Midnight Worries

Pastors balance an extraordinary number of demands. Throughout the pandemic this list has only grown. In just a week, a pastor might: Be a public speaker Act as a building manager Offer social services Manage social media and online services […]