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It was often at a time of crisis when people changed their mind and embraced the narrow way that Jesus was offering. How about congregations and faith communities? Can we change our minds? Does it always take a crisis for this to happen? […] Read More

I found myself sitting in front of an ordination committee five years ago as I was seeking to become an ordained minister. It had been a long and difficult experience for me. While I had finished my educational program to become an ordained minister, a learning disability made it difficult for me to pass the […] Read More

My 2½-year-old and I went to dinner with a friend recently. On the way home, I turned the wrong way. His perceptive ears heard me say, “Oops! That was the wrong way,” and then I heard his copycat voice from the back seat saying, “Wrong way, Mama. Wrong way.” I laughed to myself knowing this […] Read More

I joined a group from our church recently to walk through the streets of Lexington, Kentucky. This was for the Lexington Mural Challenge Scavenger Hunt in which participants had to find specific murals out of the hundreds painted on the sides of buildings, in alleys, up and down streets, throughout the city. Each mural has […] Read More

Fred Rogers worried at the end of his life if he was a sheep. That worry was grounded in Jesus’ telling of judgment in Matthew 25 where he speaks of the judgment as being the separation of the sheep from the goats. The sheep were the ones who would enter into the kingdom prepared for […] Read More

In my remarks at a recent immigration action in Nashville, Tennessee, I spoke as a faith leader. I reminded those gathered that Christians worship a Creator who fashioned all humanity as one family, one people, one expression of the image of God in each and every one of us. I asked God’s blessings and mercy […] Read More

Have you ever: Sent a text that the recipient misinterpreted? Wondered how to decipher an angry sounding email you received? Congratulated someone on Facebook for an accomplishment, only to discover the news was still confidential? If you haven’t had one of these experiences, you’ve had one similar. We can all share stories of digital communication […] Read More

“So, explain this ‘right-to-work’ to me,” a frequent question from my business friends. “Why are you against a right to work? I thought you’d be for it.” “I’ll try with reference to your world of transactions, whether profit or nonprofit,” I say. “The union is a large nonprofit. In a right-to-work jurisdiction, all employees covered […] Read More

Researchers at Harvard University recently completed a study of the factors that lead to a healthier, longer life. Using lifestyle questionnaires and medical records of 123,000 volunteers, they determined that the presence of five healthy habits in a person’s life will significantly increase the number of years that a person will live. Men who follow […] Read More

There is an ongoing debate in evangelical circles between two views of the proper relationship between husbands and wives as prescribed by the Bible. The first is complementarianism, which asserts that the husband is the head of the household and holds ultimate authority over the family. The wife plays a complementary role in managing the […] Read More