I have found Psalm 1 to be a guiding principle in my life and ministry; it speaks to my theology and character as a…
In our particular cultural moment, have you noticed a longing for values or traits that may seem absent in public life? Warren Bennis famously…
Rev. Kaloma Smith, Senior Pastor of University AME Zion in Palo Alto, examines wisdom from Acts 12 for times when pressure is on the…
If we are guided by Scripture, the content of our preaching will always have aspects of the pastoral and the prophetic.
Before this pandemic, there were pastors who felt the call to preach but not the call to reach. Visits to members can feel intimidating.
Racism denies the image of God in humankind. It seeks to destroy God’s likeness in every person, both in those who invite and ignore racism, and in those who are the recipients of it, repudiating what God created and the way God created it.
God’s compassion needs to be experienced and expressed: experienced by us as his people and expressed to the people around us.
Peacemaking cannot be separated from truth-telling. It involves calling injustice by name.
“I am anxious about what the church may look like in the next few months. I am constantly preoccupied and thinking about what we need to do. This often leads me to feel overwhelmed and inadequate, as I try to anticipate what we need to be doing next.”
When the strain is greatest, let’s continue to forge ahead with creative resilience.