Most of us have read the statistics about how many churches are likely to close over the next 3-5 years. Although the various studies come up … [Read more...] about The Faithful Gift of a Leaving a Legacy
A Church’s Hope of Resurrection
First Christian Church of Rome, Georgia (Disciples of Christ), was a great partner in ministry with the church I pastored for twenty-one years. … [Read more...] about A Church’s Hope of Resurrection
Ministry and the Gifts of Christmas
Among the myriad gifts of Christmas are: Assurance that God is with us—“Emmanuel.” God is not aloof from us or disinterested in us—not, as Bette … [Read more...] about Ministry and the Gifts of Christmas
Are you living on the right side of Easter?
Easter changes everything. Like no other part of the Christian faith, the story of Easter is at the heart of what makes our faith unique and … [Read more...] about Are you living on the right side of Easter?
Our current Christmas celebration habits are a uniquely post-WW2 phenomena. Much of the excess we experience stands at odds with the way Western … [Read more...] about Christmas Lessons
When the Way Up is Down
“What a long time it can take to become the person one has always been!” Thus says Parker Palmer in his book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the … [Read more...] about When the Way Up is Down
Your Church Can Make You Healthier
Our 10-month-old grandson recently went through a medical emergency. His immune system was compromised and his body was under assault from an … [Read more...] about Your Church Can Make You Healthier