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Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Crises generate both chaos and miracles.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused breakdowns of every sort, it has also created breakthroughs. The pandemic has revealed to us what’s most important, most essential, to us. Especially in the areas of worship, spirituality...

How to Transform Fear into Faith During the Pandemic

Click here to read Rebekah's May 12, 2020 article in Guideposts.

How to Stave Off the Post-Pandemic Blues

“I’m really depressed about everything that is going on,” my long-time friend Lin confided to me.  I understood.  After all, her state had been in a serious lockdown.  Her fiancé was sheltering in place five states away.  She was stuck at home where once she was used...

Strengthen Your Spiritual Immune System

You are on the front lines of leadership during the largest, swiftest cultural shift the world has ever experienced. Everything has changed. You have been rising to the challenge.  In fact, some of you are experiencing this as the most rewarding, if not demanding,...

When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

Christians believe that out of death comes resurrection.  Yet even Christians would have been hard pressed to believe that out of this terrible pandemic new life could arise for churches.  Yet that’s exactly what’s happened.  Take church buildings, for example.  Their...

Surprising Culture Shifts for the Church from COVID-19

For decades all signs have pointed to the decreasing role of religion in American life.  Then came the pandemic. Churches, uniquely suited to provide meaning in uncertain times, quickly moved worship online.  In the process, congregations filled a sudden need for...

Quick Shifts and Unexpected Gifts from COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought with it a flurry of unexpected changes.  One month ago, I never would have expected to wear a mask to the grocery store, practice social distancing or wash my hands incessantly.  Life has changed dramatically. There is an upside, though.  Even as...

Can We Rise Again?

  This is an Easter like no other. With COVID-19 impacting everything from the way we shop to the way we worship life has been upended. Initially, I had hoped that by Easter we could be out and about again, that life could return to some semblance of normal, that...

Forty Days of Apostleship: Believe in Your Potential

As COVID-19 continues to sweep through the world, its impacts are many—the loss of work, the loss of human contact, and even the loss of life. The pandemic’s most devastating impact, however, is the loss of a predictable future. When will life return to normal?  Will...

Forty Days of Apostleship: Believe Your Life Has Purpose

The world has altered dramatically since Ash Wednesday and the launch of this Forty Days of Apostleship. The rapid spread of this current scourge has changed everything—restricting or shutting down many public spaces including churches. Now that Christians have...

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