• Aug 13

    Christian Liberation in Mexico and the Brown Church

    Bartholomé De Las Casas, a name to remember
    Christian Liberation in Mexico and the Brown Church

    Mexico was colonized in the 16th Century by Spain in what is called the Spanish Conquest. This was done with Spain’s power and support, it was done as well with the Catholic Church’s support and power. It was “Christian” ...

  • Aug 12

    Pastoral Burnout and Spiritual Direction

    Rating dimensions of burnout
    Pastoral Burnout and Spiritual Direction

    I took three of my students to the beach this past week. My youth ministry summer, like everyone’s, is very different than what I’d planned for it to be. I have spent lots of hours crying over months and months of planning ...

  • Aug 12

    Three Major Costs in Grandstanding

    Grandstanding has significant costs for society
    Three Major Costs in Grandstanding

    In their wonderful new book called Grandstanding, Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, probe into the “costs” to society when we have so much grandstanding. One more time, I begin with their opening definition:

    What is “grandstanding”?

  • The first shared value Elaine Ecklund discusses in in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear is curiosity.

    Scientists, by their nature, are curious about how things fit together, ...

  • Aug 11

    Americans and Their (Non-) Masking

    That libertarian spirit runs deep in the USA
    Americans and Their (Non-) Masking

    It is beyond difficult for some of my European and Australian and that lovely island near them called New Zealand to understand, comprehend and (far less so) accept how many Americans don’t think the Federal Government or State ...

  • Aug 10

    A Jesus Webinar 17 Aug 7:00pm

    A webinar about Jesus and the Gospels
    A Jesus Webinar 17 Aug 7:00pm

    I’m looking forward to returning to teaching about Jesus and the Gospels August 17 for a new Webinar connected to Seminary Now.

    In my video course at SeminaryNow.com, we will bring together decades of teaching and writing about ...

  • Aug 10

    Help!, My Pastor is a Narcissist

    Eight strategies for dealing with narcissistic pastors
    Help!, My Pastor is a Narcissist

    It is a sad irony that churches at times attract unempathetic, selfish narcissists as leaders. Whether narcissists simply find their way to the top (which must be somewhat true) or the top of the leadership tower attracts the narcissist ...

  • Aug 9

    Grant to us, Lord

    Prayer for the week
    Grant to us, Lord

    Grant to us, Lord, we pray,
    the spirit to think and do always those things that are right,

    that we, who cannot exist without you,
    may by you be enabled to live according to your will;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and ...

  • Aug 8

    Weekly Meanderings, 8 August 2020

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 8 August 2020

    Good morning on this warm August Saturday in Chicagoland.

    SOS worked!

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, ...
  • Aug 7

    To Run and Not Grow Weary

    To Run and Not Grow Weary

    To Run and Not Grow Weary

    At first, it wasn’t too bad. We left our offices, schools, places of worship, shopping and entertainment. We watched movies at home. We worked from home. Our students went to school online. We ordered ...

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