Recovering the beautiful simplicity of church

Let’s make our faith communities beautiful again using the unsexy, ordinary tools that have always worked: truth, confession, humility and prayer. They are surely not fancy, but they save and heal. Jen Hatmaker The Washington Post features an article by Jen Hatmaker on the terrible cost of a consumer church model for the staff and people of … Continue reading Recovering the beautiful simplicity of church

The Gay Spring

2013 saw incredible change in the legislative landscape of the United States with respect to marriage--a gay spring, if you will--that sharply divided the country along regional lines. Across the South and Central United States voters protected the traditional understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman and refused to extend that the … Continue reading The Gay Spring

Making a life or making a living?

Imagine sitting down with a financial planner and in addition to totaling your bank accounts and mapping your investments, you also mapped your significant relationships and explored your relationship to your home.