The Complaint Trap

The Complaint Trap

For three days in an Airbnb rental in a cozy Atlanta neighborhood, my team and I took a spiritual retreat.  Nine of us worshiped together, laughed and played together, ate meals together, envisioned the coming year together, and worked on some detailed processes together.

Beyond the Hands and Feet of Christ

Beyond the Hands and Feet of Christ

Beyond the Hands and Feet of Christ   A recent pastoral prayer I heard reminded me that it’s time to up your prayer game beyond praying to be the hands and feet of Christ. Longing to be a mere appendage of Christ is aiming too low. Rather than being the hands and...
Believe in Your Potential

Believe in Your Potential

Believe in Your Potential As vaccinations for Covid become increasingly available and case numbers begin to fall, the many impacts of this virus linger on—the loss of work, the loss of human contact, and, most devastating, the loss of life. With new variants of the...
A Christian Alternative to Polarization

A Christian Alternative to Polarization

For three days in an Airbnb rental in a cozy Atlanta neighborhood, my team and I took a spiritual retreat.  Nine of us worshiped together, laughed and played together, ate meals together, envisioned the coming year together, and worked on some detailed processes...
Two Popes, Three Opinions

Two Popes, Three Opinions

There’s a classic Jewish aphorism: “two Jews, three opinions.”  It sounds like the punch line to a joke, but it’s merely an observation about Jewish willingness to see all sides of an argument and to debate them with aplomb. Rabbi Wolpe references Yeats: “Out of the...

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