The goal of this series is to heighten one’s awareness to the diversity of perspective within the Body, and to provide a synopsis of the differing views of Christians in a way that promotes greater understanding and education. My hope is that even with differing perspectives on immigration policy issues, Christians will see immigrants as people in need of compassionate ministry, love, and respect. They are what all of us were at one time; strangers in need of a place and people.
I am a native Floridian. That’s a title belonging to a smaller number of people than you might think. But I’m part of an even smaller group.…… Read more “The Blessing of the Old Folks at Home”
A Lament for people: All people. I grieve for both Christians and Muslims killed by radicalized Islamic terrorists. I grieve for Barron Trump when “comedians” publish photos…… Read more “A Lament for Those Hurting”
This latest post is from my good friend and consultant, Carter Campbell. Carter is an active member of the church I serve. His organization, C2ROI Facilitated Solutions,…… Read more “Team Building”
Most churches by now have their services, schedules, and any special elements already planned out for Easter Sunday. In many cases, there will be something different on…… Read more “Why you shouldn’t do anything special for Easter.”
I am worried about the role and responsibility of pastors in our politically charged context, but my worry is about the extent to which pastors are not seeing and seizing their role as a prophetic voice in these times. The voice of pastoral prophet is easily silenced when seduced by the promise of political power.
Each year, Dictionary.com releases its word of the year. The choice comes from data collected based on the words people look up through the website. According to…… Read more “Civility Project: Philoxenia vs. Xenophobia”
Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before his passion prayed for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one: Grant that your Church,…… Read more “Election Day Prayer – Unity”
Today marks the conclusion (maybe?) of one of the most contested, emotional, and uncivil campaigns in recent memory. Throughout the day, I’ll post some thoughts and prayers…… Read more “Election Day Prayers”
Last week’s post on civility compared and contrasted it with the virtue of courtesy. This week, we’ll look at how civility is related to the notion of…… Read more “Civility, Polish, and Grace”