We’re going to have to do more, to move past talking (even preaching!) and into the messy and painful work of deep conversation held together by real relationship. In fact, it’s increasingly my conviction that this may be the heart of the faith community’s work in this moment: building authentic relationships upon which these difficult conversations can rest.
After 2017, we now see more clearly the critical work ahead of us, and each of us has a decision to make about what will happen in 2018.
One of the ways our society has vastly changed in just the last 15 years has been the creation of an alternative world, a digital world, and we’ve been trying to assess its impact on relationships and institutions ever since we realized it wasn’t going away.
There is nothing new about Harvey Weinstein or Michael Oreskes or any number of other men publicly accused of sexually harassing women and others. But nobody is talking about the persistent, wearying presence of sexism and misogyny in our churches.
Struggling to find the right balance between naming darkness and preaching hope is the substance of our work in this moment: as leaders, as people of faith, as participants in the work of healing the world.
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of millennial social justice leaders who were meeting across the street at Union Theological Seminary. I probably shouldn’t have read their bios before I headed over to their closing…
You know the saying that goes, “You can never go home again”? The phrase was running through my mind as I drove the four hours from New York to Washington last weekend to attend the installation of the Revs. Maria…
More than any leadership strategy, book, resource or plan I have ever encountered, the most important thing a leader needs to be successful in her work is character.