My smart phone is always wanting to update its apps. And when I try to find out what the update includes, the most common reason is this: Bug fixes. In other words, the app developer has discovered that something isn’t playing nicely with other things on the phone. Something is not running smoothly. So the…Read more Fixing the bugs in our faith
Have you ever been labeled? Did you want to scream, “That’s not who I am!”? That’s the problem with labels. They don’t tell the whole truth. Sometimes they don’t tell the truth at all. Several years ago an organization called POTSC (People of the Second Chance) launched a campaign with the title, “Labels Lie.” Boy…Read more Labels lie
Sometimes my wife and I discuss the challenges faced by teachers in the classroom and conclude that certain children are “parentally challenged.” IOW, Mom and/or Dad are not holding up their end of the bargain. The term “under-parented” has also been used in some circles. Maybe you’ve used it. Maybe you feel like YOU have…Read more We seem to have a parenting problem
School’s back in session in our region. Busses are rolling, teachers are prepped and ready, all so the students can continue learning. But when does it stop? Back to school season is a great time for all of us to pause and ponder this question: When should we stop learning? Does learning end when you…Read more When is the best time to stop learning?
Whenever a disaster strikes, we’re prompted to ask, “How can we help.” May I suggest the following? First, we are part of an association of 1200 churches that is mobilizing not only financial resources, but actual “on the ground” teams to help with the arduous task of restoring and rebuilding homes and lives. We participated…Read more Two opportunities to know about right now
I traffic in words, but there are many who speak better than I do. Here’s an excellent statement regarding the churches in the DC region and the conversation about race, racism, and bigotry that has embroiled our nation. Couldn’t have said it better.[Note: this was intended for pastors to read and affirm, but I think…Read more What THEY said