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COVID Chronicles: why me

In this second post, I try answer the question “Why me?” Why should a pastor attempt to speak to the COVID crisis other than simply “preach the gospel?”

COVID Chronicles: Comfort and hope

This is the first in a series of posts on COVID, culture, dialogue, hope and learning gentleness. May it lead to gracious interaction, encouraging perspective and growing trust in a God who is in control and loves you.

Nuff Said: The New York Blessing, George Floyd responses, questions for a new year, one word for your prayers & Joel Osteen

“Nuff Said” is a collection of articles that caught my eye on the interwebs. This entry includes a powerful video called “The New York Blessing,” George Floyd responses, questions for a new year, one word for your prayers and.. why not, Joel Osteen.

Friend of sinners

Who’s your friend? Who’s your source of assurance and comfort? We need a Holy Friend to help us navigate these days of pandemic, unrest, cultural turmoil and racial tension.

Overwhelmed

After 29 years of seminary, campus ministry and church leadership, I began my first sabbatical.

We need good news

We need good news. Here’s a book that offers some surprising insights and re-interpretations of data that may help encourage you. In addition to exposing some faulty perceptions, it will also redirect your attention to your mind’s thirst for what’s good and right about our world.

Guest blog: A new conversation and a new movement

Nolan McGrady shares his thoughts about racism and divisiveness and our challenge to love in the midst of brokenness and what that looks like.

Easter: nothing prepared us for this

In times of crisis, we see that character revealed. When what we depend upon for “normality” is removed, we need a firmer foundation. Easter is exactly that. Nothing could have prepared us for this.

A viral post: Humor, Jesus and COVID

Whether you see only darkness or a light at the end of the tunnel during these intense March/April days of the Virus Crisis, there are two resources that make a huge difference, and only one of those can provide you with a sense of rest and assurance.

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