It’s not a question of whether or not churches could physically gather; it’s a question of whether or not churches should physically gather. And they should not.
It goes without saying that these are unusual times. My wife and I went for some groceries last night and ended up making stops at four places…… Read more “Leading and Responding Wisely to COVID-19”
Regardless of which lever you pull in the voting booth, if you claim to follow Jesus, the practice of selective prayer is an act of disobedience.
There will never be peace around us and between us unless and until there is peace within us.
If we desire to be more civil, it need not be at the expense of our convictions.
It’s nice to be nice, except when being nice is a way of being dishonest. We can’t hide behind civility in an effort to avoid tough conversations. Civility is more of a compass than it is a shield. It’s precisely the tool needed when navigating conflict and when one is faced with the need to speak truth to the storm.
I often think about my patient’s lives outside of my office; their victories, their struggles, their heartaches and joys, and how these issues in their life might affect whatever is concerning them medically speaking. As a women’s health physician, included in those issues that I consider is abortion. With such a serious topic as abortion, I find myself asking many questions…questions I would urge everyone to deeply consider.
Want to master wisdom, character, and civility? Reserve the right to be wrong.
Assertiveness requires a level of honesty and clarity that can feel counter-intuitive to someone seeking to practice civility. So then, what does assertive civility look like?
Most Americans on both sides of the abortion debate are familiar with arguments for ending a pregnancy when the life of the mother is threatened. Newer legislation, however, will often add the words “or health” of the mother. This post examines the problematic nature of the addition of the words “or health” when describing the pregnancy as a danger to the mother.