Why We Need Not Fear The Future

Reflecting on the future of the human race, Anne Lamott said candidly: A hundred years from now? All new people. Similarly, George Bernard Shaw quipped: Life’s ultimate statistic is the same for all people: One out of one dies. I’ve always liked reading Anne Lamott and George Bernard Shaw because both of them cut to […]

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Jesus and Performance Fatigue

Searching for guidance in today’s disconcerting, polarized climate? Scott’s latest book, A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us-Against-Them is now available for individuals, discussion groups, and churches. In the classic play, Fiddler on the Roof, a husband and wife have two daughters who have both fallen in love. The husband, noticing how […]

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‘Conservative’ Biblical Theology Begets ‘Liberal’ Loving

Searching for guidance in today’s disconcerting, polarized climate? Scott’s latest book, A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us-Against-Them is now available for individuals, discussion groups, and churches. This week I’m feeling especially proud of the church that I get to serve as pastor. The people of Christ Presbyterian Church have a history […]

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Gathering for Worship in a COVID-19 Age: Convictions and Some Lessons Learned

In late July, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Nevada church’s request to soften in-person crowding restrictions. The church’s case centered around fairness. If restaurants and casinos can legally fill their rooms to 50% capacity, why can’t worshiping congregations—currently limited to much smaller gatherings—do the same? In a 5-4 split decision, the Court denied the […]

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