Who is my brother, my sister, my child?

Who is my brother, my sister, my child?

According to Jesus, every person is his brother or his sister, and how they are treated matters to him. “Whatever you did for the least of these my brothers and sisters you did for me.” (Mt 25:40) The implications of this are staggering. Consider the parent, the one...
Young Adults in the Church

Young Adults in the Church

Earlier this week I got the chance to catch up with a colleague and friend of mine. Steve Argue recently published a book about emerging adults and their church experiences in ministry (check out some of his work here) and as we talked, I was struck by the changes...
You want to understand Millennials?

You want to understand Millennials?

 You want to understand Millennials and Gen Z? Recently, two articles jumped out at me. One by Farhad Manjoo, “Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial,” and the other by David Brooks, “Inside Student Radicalism.” Brooks compared the incessant rush for...
ECO National Gathering: Healing the Divide

ECO National Gathering: Healing the Divide

At the Eco National Gathering February, 2022 I taught a course on, “Healing the Divide.” At the dropbox links listed you can download the presentation file and the pdf notes for the content we covered. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact...
The Future may be talking, but who is listening?

The Future may be talking, but who is listening?

Thomas L. Friedman wrote today in the NYTimes: “Our presidential candidates may not be interested in talking seriously about the future yet, but the future will be interested in talking to them.” Which led me to reflect on what Big Jake, aka John Wayne, might say,...
Study Guide for “When Kids Hurt”

Study Guide for “When Kids Hurt”

For anyone wishing to offer a 4-week training for volunteers, parents or anyone else interested in understanding kids, Alaina Kleinbeck has done a great job at providing a 4-week study guide for the “What do I do now” version of Hurt 2.0, called When Kids...