My undergraduate degree is in chemistry. My desire was to be a doctor, but the Lord had other plans. I’ve sometimes wondered, “Lord, if…
Tag: Public Square
Taking the Journey Together: Witness in Crisis
I know a man who works at a large, warehouse-style home-improvement store. One day he shared a story about how to help people find…
Reacting to the Image of God: Wesley and Worth
I try my best not to get drawn into the hot fire of the cultural moment. One of my great fears for our moment…
Gathering in Worship Again: Ways to Mark Change
As many congregations return to gathering in new or partial ways after a period of virtual worship, there are both logistical challenges and shepherding…
Words Destroy or Hallow
“Let’s put him on blast!” I hadn’t heard the phrase before, but I instantly knew what it meant: whatever the business’s misstep had been,…
Practicing Covenant Leadership: The Virtues of Christ
In our particular cultural moment, have you noticed a longing for values or traits that may seem absent in public life? Warren Bennis famously…
Social Media & Holiness
Social media was not helping me love God and my neighbor. This was not contributing to my holiness. We can’t live in a way that tears down fellow humans.
Biblical Posture in Public Life: Witness & Injustice
Peacemaking cannot be separated from truth-telling. It involves calling injustice by name.
Wesleyan Accent ~ Soul Posture for the Socially Distanced
“The thwarting of strategy is an invitation for God to do a deeper work of character.”
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Testimony, Conversion, and the Search for Genuine Faith
The question of whether testimony of following Jesus Christ is genuine isn’t a new question birthed solely from a time on the planet when mass communications highlight celebrity lifestyles. The early church dealt with this question, and leaders often counseled prudence, care, pastoral sensitivity, and community accountability.