Coming up in Worship: The Way

Coming up in Worship: The Way

The American Revolution, as taught in history classes across the U.S., was a necessary and heroic struggle for freedom. It was necessitated by unfair taxation without representation in government. Pastors offered moral justification for war from pulpits across the...
Collective effervescence: Welcome to worship

Collective effervescence: Welcome to worship

A year ago, in a Forbes Magazine article, Tracy Brower wrote that “The pandemic has played havoc with our mental health.” Top among reasons that so much isolation is bad for mental health is that “We are hardwired for connection.” And the key...
No bull: Speaking truth to bull artists

No bull: Speaking truth to bull artists

We’ve all been there. A time when someone is speaking about a topic they clearly know nothing about. Truth and lies flow out with equal measure and emphasis. Even if we like the person our minds wander to more productive scenery, wondering when the speaker will...
Steps: Remembering accountability

Steps: Remembering accountability

As I write this article, I’m acutely aware that this week is the anniversary of the attack on our nations’ capital. I’m also mindful of how politicized this event was before, during, and after the event took place. And, like most of you, I have...
Temptations: Packing for the wilderness1

Temptations: Packing for the wilderness1

It’s 2022 — a new year is underway. Have you committed to any resolutions this year? If not, I highly recommend it. Even if you don’t keep them, there is therapy committing to important ideas and moving in a direction that helps them come true. If you have...