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The culture of contempt is a prevalent force in US society. The author of a new book suggests we must follow 5 rules if we want to subvert that culture for the good of the nation and the world. […] Read More

God cares about the lost being found, the disconsolate comforted, the suffering helped, the poor lifted up. As Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us, you cannot love people from a distance. It involves relationships. […] Read More

Most conservative evangelicals who exhibit unwavering support for President Trump refuse to acknowledge his flaws. If they truly loved him, however, they would be honest in their critique of him. […] Read More

This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the National Day of Listening, a perfect time to sit down with your family to tell and record your stories. Don’t let those stories die. They’re important to you and future generations. […] Read More

No matter who you are or how you defined your relationship with the one in your life who died, sorting through the belongings of a departed loved one doesn’t have to be a tedious task. It can be a spiritual journey. […] Read More

Hierarchical thinking creates far more losers than winners. We view relationships as levels on a pyramid, always assessing whether we are above, below or equal to others. Instead, let’s lift others up and flatten the pyramid. […] Read More

Social media has evolved the ways we live in community. We often express love, affection and admiration to the posts, tweets and shares of the other. However, what happens in virtual space does not transfer to the real world. […] Read More

Building trusting relationships in healthcare chaplaincy is difficult. Many folks are skeptical and wary around those who define themselves as people of faith, but it’s possible to help spiritual conversations blossom. […] Read More

We all face countless moments of fear during our lives. Some big, some small. We can be free of fear, like a horse and rider soaring as one over obstacles. Here are 4 steps to help you conquer your fear. […] Read More

Because the church has not addressed sex in an honest and healthy way, sex has become the subject of condemnation or a tool to bring about division. The church needs to develop and promote a new sexual ethic. […] Read More