Saturday, December 3, 2022

Preserving unity, pursuing the mission

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Churches are often confronted with tough situations and agonizing decisions. Opinions and preferences clash. Feelings arise. Conflicts emerge, and we struggle to resolve them....

When friends disagree

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A client recently detailed her complicated feelings about something a loved one posted on social media after a mass shooting. “She is like a grandmother...

The lurking rival

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“Love your enemies.” Some of us struggle with these words of Jesus. “I’m a nice person,” we think. “Most of the people I know...

How’s the connection?

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One summer during my early teens our church vacation Bible school organizers recruited me to modernize our VBS program using a computer, projector and...

The digital soul

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I love dystopian novels, from Dune to Ready Player One to other titles not as well known. While dystopian novels can challenge readers to...

Virtual worship

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Some of my favorite YouTube videos are clips originally broadcast on network TV in 1995, the year the internet became widely available. The internet...

Help! We’re surrounded

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We live surrounded by tablets, smart phones, smart watches and smart TVs. Screens are increasingly unavoidable, and in a recent survey, 84 percent of...

Reluctant enthusiast

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When this middle-aged mom of four teenage girls wants to stay in bed just a few minutes longer, I unlock the screen to my...