Is it time to separate church and social media like we have separated church and state?

Is it time to separate church and social media like we have separated church and state?

This summer, Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for the New York Times, wrote an article titled “Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience.” Published July 25, it chronicled Facebook’s efforts to partner with a wide range of faith communities from individual congregations to large denominations.

Churches Offer Assistance to Afghan Refugees

Churches Offer Assistance to Afghan Refugees

We offer this resource from the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. It’s difficult to imagine what it must be like to abandon one’s home and nation. The deteriorating situation in Afghanistan is a humanitarian crisis that has now left upwards of 550,000 Afghans internally displaced. This humanitarian crisis affects 18 million people —…

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

I just finished watching “Pray Away”, the new documentary on Netflix detailing the disgraceful practice of conversion therapy and the impact it has on LGBTQ+ lives. As a survivor of conversion therapy myself, nothing in the film surprised me. But what did surprise me was the amount of anger the welled up within me as…

C-Rationing

C-Rationing

Sorry to begin this serious article with a not-so-serious pun, but my title works on three levels: 1) a small portion of unappetizing food, 2) issued in times of war, and 3) the word ration used to mean “reason.” So, I am offering a small morsel of thought to a church at war with itself, that offers a slightly different reasoning.

Is it just insecurity, or Imposter Syndrome that you’re experiencing?

Is it just insecurity, or Imposter Syndrome that you’re experiencing?

I thought it was just me. I used to believe I was the only one who overvalued others while undervaluing oneself, who downplayed my worth and contribution, who believed “they’re just tolerating me,” and who felt unworthy. Then I began to coach. I’ve encountered highly brilliant, intelligent, and motivated leaders who had these same characteristics. Impostor…

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