The Privilege of Merely Being Cold

I woke up this morning in my warm, heated house. The first thing I did was turn over and look at my iPhone, which told me the temperature was -7 degrees with a wind chill of around -20. I took a hot shower, picked from an abundance of clothes in order to get dressed, and… Continue reading The Privilege of Merely Being Cold

4 Ways Your Church Can Empower New Leaders

No matter the size of the congregation or the size of the staff, the ministries of a church are primarily carried out through those who make up the church community. Many congregations experience a leadership vacuum, with long-time leaders burned out and newer members not being offered a seat at the table. We make it hard to… Continue reading 4 Ways Your Church Can Empower New Leaders

Reflections for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Growing up in metro Atlanta meant being aware of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at an early age. The state of Georgia observed the first MLK federal holiday in January 1986. As a 5th grader, I was stoked to receive a new, additional day off school so soon after the winter break. I grew… Continue reading Reflections for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

5 Resolutions for the Local Church in 2019

For most, their experience of the Church universal is the local church. The local church remains the most powerful vehicle through which to spread God's love and grace. Despite what many numbers tell us, I still believe that some of the local church's best days are still ahead of it, especially within mainline traditions. Today,… Continue reading 5 Resolutions for the Local Church in 2019