This time of year churches set up nativity scenes to remind us to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, that God the Son was born in human flesh to a woman named Mary in humble circumstances, yet with concurring signs and wonders: an angelic choir announcing the Messiah to shepherds in a field, a bright star above, magi from the East. Emmanuel, God with us, born in a manger, the lowly, awaited, exalted true king.Read More
Micah 6:8 famously says, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
But what does it mean to act justly, or to do justice?Read More
Reporting often focuses on the weird, emergent, and notable. It is, after all “the news.” The sensational tends to sell more content. In the digital world, it is the strange stuff that is most suitable as clickbait, or most useful for broadcasters in attracting eyeballs.Read More
Millennials may be the most deadly generational cohort in American history.
What are their targets?Read More
Every Tuesday night I have the privilege of meeting with a small group of college students for Bible study. All three of the young men in the group are upperclassmen. They are wrapping up their studies, preparing their resumes, and thinking carefully about their next step in life.Read More
Does your church have a social media strategy?
I hope so. While it isn’t necessary to be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or other platforms all the time, it is important to be familiar with the tools your congregation uses most and to discover ways that you can use those tools to communicate effectively with your people.Read More
The New York Times asked Generation Z for a more accurate view of their generational cohort. They didn’t ask for essay or quotes. They asked Gen Z to show, not tell. They did so with pictures.Read More