The Gathering

There’s a great responsibility that comes with gathering people. Everything we do (and don’t do) communicates something. Here are a few things that can be pretty important and what they communicate. 1. Prepare the space. What we communicate by doing it: “I value the fact that you’re here. I appreciate that you’ve taken time to […]

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Justice or Salvation

Justice feels so good, for a moment. And it’s so easy. It’s the closing of a chapter. The end of a discussion. A time to move on. There are seemingly clear instances in our culture where there is consensus on who should be “brought to justice.” The Christian community often leads the way in calling […]

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Unequally Yoked

Commentary Growing up in church, there was always this discussion about the phrase, “Do not be unequally yoked” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Of course, it was wielded as an instruction not to date someone who wasn’t a Christian. And, actually, I’m not here to say anything different. It’s just – for me – I don’t do […]

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