Dear friends in Christ around the globe, I’m writing today from our North American context where we just concluded our COVID-19 survey of congregations.  I want to first thank all of you for engaging and participating.  We have approximately 8,000 readers in addition to those connected to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Through our international update, we … Read More

Establishing Equity Between Public Safety and Public Worship How do we, as followers of Jesus Christ, balance our submission to God who commands us to gather for worship, our embrace of America’s constitutionally-protected right of the free exercise of religion, and our obligation to love our neighbors and keep them safe from unnecessary suffering and … Read More

One of the most powerful scriptures that arrests me is Jesus’ proclamation about his Church: “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’  After sharing what some of the people were saying, Jesus then asked his disciples directly, ‘But what about … Read More