The Gift of Unhurried Time

The Gift of Unhurried Time

Most of my days are structured and filled to the brim with things to do.  While I enjoy them, and get a lot done, one key element is missing:  free-flowing creative time with God. This week, I am spending time away, working on a writing project.  In this case, away...
What to Leave Out in Conversations about Race

What to Leave Out in Conversations about Race

Racism is deeply intertwined with law, custom, and even religion. It’s so pervasive that it’s not always easy to identify, let alone dismantle. So constructive conversations about racism must be approached with emotional intelligence. Elsewhere I have written about...
Your First Sunday Back

Your First Sunday Back

“What should we focus on during our first Sunday back in the building?” someone recently asked me.  “Celebration,” I said, without thinking. “Celebrate who you have become through this pandemic.  A crisis of this proportion has expanded your capacity.  Own it....
Has COVID Undone Church Decline?

Has COVID Undone Church Decline?

As churches prepare to re-open, it’s fair to ask if COVID has undone church decline. Over the last two months your congregation has gone through a transformation. You have created new forms of worship, established new means for people to give, and launched new forms...