Go Deep

Go Deep

“Religion in our time has been captured by a tourist mindset.” (Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction). I love to travel. There are few things I enjoy more than picking somewhere to go, figuring out the most interesting places to experience,...
Covid Stamina

Covid Stamina

For seven months we have been running a race with no clear beginning or end. Unlike a natural disaster which has clear pre-warning, impact and recovery phases, a pandemic is different with no clear warning, impact or recovery in sight. This indefinite uncertainty has...
The Work of Resilience

The Work of Resilience

Resilience is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot these days.  Lectures, TED Talks, Brené Brown, Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg… it seems everyone is inviting us to pursue resilience as a key to joy, fulfillment, and growth.  I don’t disagree.  But what’s the pathway to...
Congregational Health and Social Justice

Congregational Health and Social Justice

At the Center for Healthy Churches we don’t tend to dwell on controversial topics. We’re an organization that focuses on congregational best practices. Hiring well, articulating a clear vision, being intentional with stewardship—these practices aren’t always easy but...