After months of social distancing, churches across the nation are planning for reopening their doors. Some churches opened weeks ago, some are planning to reopen over the next few months, and some never closed. But no matter which scenario best describes you, you likely have a lot of questions—questions other church leaders are also asking. (more…)
What does the Bible say about the value of women? Does it teach that women are as valuable as men—or does it portray them as somehow more flawed, more suspect, or weak and easily deceived? [Read more…]
Racism is “America’s original sin,” and we reap the wages of that sin still.
The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are shocking and appalling. Their proximity has highlighted the suffering of African Americans that some of us rarely thought about because it didn’t touch us directly. This week we are being asked to consider the consequences of our indifference—of thinking we were on the right side of the issues because we intend to treat everyone equally, espouse the right attitudes, and wish no one harm. [Read more…]