People are social distancing and yet, we know that none of us can thrive in isolation. With the rise of Coronavirus cases and growing desires to limit the spread of the potentially deadly virus, church leaders are using digital tools to provide virtual worship and connect with their congregation. While every platform, program and device … Continue reading 10 Tips for Online Ministry in the Wake of the Coronavirus
We need to talk, ya’ll. I personally know 3 people who have taken their lives in as many months. All under the age of 40. In my 35 years of life I can recall maybe 1 suicide among my peers and now I’m averaging 1 a month. This is not normal. Not to mention the … Continue reading 1-800-273-8255
In 2017 we learned some important lessons. And so we came up with a few rules that we think will help 2018 go a little smoother. And like all Christian rules – you are loved and accepted even if you can’t keep them…but please try your best. Rule #1 Stop blaming conservative Evangelicals for hijacking … Continue reading New Rules for American Christianity in 2018
If you’re reading this, I assume you want to talk about consent. Here’s the first lesson: there’s no such thing as implied consent. Consent is often so cloaked in awkwardness or overly polite language – you’ve heard the one about a cup of tea, right? I mean, that’s great, and it’s helpful, but “Keep Calm … Continue reading Make Consent Sexy Again
We need to figure out how to work through those tough moments when we say and do racist stuff. Because it is going to happen, the question is – how are we going to respond? It’s not going to be easy, but I’m rooting for you.
Last week Charleena Lyles, called 911 to report a burglary. Lyles, a 30 year old pregnant woman was in treatment for what her family described as “mental health issues.” She held a knife in her hands as she answered the door for the police. The two police officers answering the call both discharged their … Continue reading Four Reasons We Can’t Talk About Community Police Relationships Without Talking About Mental Health