On Being a Person of Faith — And Being Seen

People in my business (faith community leadership) often find themselves discussing trends in our denominations and faith traditions. But as we wring our hands about who’s not with us right now, we often forget that, in fact, the United States is by many measures “a robustly religious country and the most devout of all the… Continue reading On Being a Person of Faith — And Being Seen


Remembering Dr. King, Always

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of visiting the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, home of an important chapter in the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As I entered the sanctuary, a few students milled about. Then they left, and I was alone in that sanctified and… Continue reading Remembering Dr. King, Always


Of Superbowls and Rituals

There’s a joke in the Catholic ministry community that goes like this: “What is the difference between a liturgist (the person who plans the details of the Mass and other prayers) and a terrorist?” The answer: “You can negotiate with a terrorist.” In our liturgical tradition (and others), all the unique elements that make up… Continue reading Of Superbowls and Rituals