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Clergy are so busy ministering and offering hope to others, they quickly find themselves isolated and alone. Here are 10 ways your church can ensure the good mental health of your pastor. Make sure you minister to your minister. […] Read More

The images of burning and collapsing buildings now forever etched on our souls have left our nation thick-tongued and tired. In times of such horrific violence and unspeakable sadness, Jesus’ teachings must be our guiding rule. […] Read More

Implementing Brexit illustrates what happens when we give in to populists’ fears about the world and reject global community and cooperation. Even Jesus eschewed the isolationists of his day and embraced a global vision. […] Read More

Efforts to privatize public schools undermine the nature of a democratic government, replacing the sacred ideals of equality and shared fortunes with economic privilege and greed. The door to education must be open to all equally. […] Read More

A forest fire seems to be a picture of destruction, but unseen seeds are being planted for new life to spring up. So too must the church allow the divine fires to consume our old ways in order for God’s new seeds to be planted. […] Read More

Patriarchalism is a common thread running through church sexual abuse cases. Any theological conviction and practice that harbors abusers and vilifies victims should be truthfully regarded for what it is: theological malpractice. […] Read More

With each mass killing by domestic terrorists, we are quick to offer thoughts and prayers but slow to offer significant changes that could prevent such evil from spreading. We must all rise up to meet this crisis head on. […] Read More

Christian nationalism seeks to divide God’s children, raising an elected segment over that of others. It was wrong when my Native American great-grandmother and her sister were subjected to it, and it’s wrong today. […] Read More

From overburdened schedules to political chaos, most of us walk around our city streets as zombies controlled by the devices in our hands. During the remaining weeks of summer, we need to recapture and embrace Sabbath. […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More