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Over half my elementary students are from Mexico, Central America and South America. They feel the political winds blowing against them. As long as folks refuse to understand them, these 9- and 10-year-olds rarely feel kindness. […] Read More

Stories of disaster and calamity capture the public’s attention. Instead, look for opportunities to shift your attention to – and champion – the accounts of where life is being fomented and fostered, even in incremental ways. […] Read More

How do we live with uncertainty, doubt, ambiguity, fear and anxiety? Some folks withdraw; others attack those with different stances. Others, however, are able to live with the questions, actively exploring and engaging with them. […] Read More

Secular, earthly partisan politics is a contest for power and hegemony, making it innately antithetical to the gospel and the teachings of Jesus who revealed God’s reign of love. We can’t be religious collaborators of the empire. […] Read More

Worship is more than something we do one day of the week. Worship calls you to praise God through serving other human beings and calls you to change the way you see God, yourself and your neighbor. It’s a way of life. […] Read More

Some have suggested that a cause of climate change is the poor having large families. In reality, however, climate change is becoming a major factor in perpetuating poverty in nations as much as in families. […] Read More

The church should stay out of politics, some say. However, the practice of our faith carries political implications, often transformative ones, including these four examples when Christians stood up to political ideologies. […] Read More

The ministry can be lonely. It can become even lonelier when ministers battle emotional and mental illnesses, such as depression. During those times, ministers cannot afford to cut themselves off from those who can help them. […] Read More

Many pastors lack the training and skills needed to counsel and advocate for victims. It’s why too many pastors tell wives to stay with abusive husbands, continue in leadership when they abuse others and shame women from the pulpit. […] Read More

Expressing an idea, concept or feeling in uncomplicated language lets something profound rise above the craft of constructing a meaningful phrase. The simplest words – as opposed to simplistic words – are often the most eloquent. […] Read More