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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