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Five years into my journey with multiple myeloma, my illness has given me the opportunity to reconsider the stories that shape and misshape my identity. I’ve learned 5 new stories that nurture wholeness and meaning. […] Read More

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Not found in the Bible, the phrase is a popular, instant-judgment quip. When you use it, you’re saying you won’t love someone as God loves them or even as God loves you. […] Read More

After the March 15 attack on two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead, I visited our local mosque and sat down with some of my Muslim neighbors as they processed their grief. It was a long overdue visit. […] Read More

Some folks may prefer otherwise, but the ability to follow the rules isn’t the defining factor for being welcomed into God’s kingdom because following the law can’t make a person acceptable before God. […] Read More

Nearly half of U.S. adults feel lonely, especially young adults born in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. How can so much loneliness exist in a highly populated world? Our self-imposed patterns often lead to loneliness. […] Read More

Too many folks – families, churches, communities, even nations – believe other people’s problems are not their concern, but such tribalism leaves them in peril. One day, the snake will bite. […] Read More

As so many of us live so much of our lives elsewhere, including virtually elsewhere, it’s easy to not notice the people who live closest to us. How invested are you in your community and your neighborhood? […] Read More

Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. an effective preacher, but also a poet whose words shattered the settled reality of cruelty and hate and helped us see the hope of a new possibility through his vision of the beloved community. […] Read More

Reading the final works of Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of contemporary efforts to function as a more just society produces a kind of déjà vu. It’s a vivid reminder of how far we have come – and how far we haven’t. […] Read More

Centrist Baptists have felt abandoned by both fundamentalists and liberals. However, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a diverse community seeking to do missions and ministry in new and exciting ways, and there’s room for all. […] Read More