We have a dream, too . . . that one day we will truly be united as a country, marked not by unrest and division but by a common commitment to uphold the dignity and freedom of all under the God who created us equal.
Though it is true that leaders lead and thus have a decisive and sometimes overriding voice in the formation of culture, it’s more accurate to say that leaders and congregations form the church’s culture together.
Excerpted from The Post-Quarantine Church by Thom Rainer
The early days of the quarantine were often filled with concern and confusion for church leaders.
…in a nation that is becoming increasingly divided politically, the church must set the example of unity, respect, and love in our culture. Our witness to the gospel depends on it.
Viewed through a scriptural lens, our prayers (or lack thereof) might be just as culpable for the troubled state of our nation as the actions and decisions of our leaders—if not more so.
Rhythms and seasons are the essence of the created order and the backbone of our life journey.
This excerpt is from Jerome Daley’s book, Gravitas.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
“Empathy is a choice,” says research professor Brené Brown, “and it’s a vulnerable choice. In order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling.
The Super Bowl is a great goal, and I have no doubt you guys can get there, but in all my years in the league, I’ve found the most consistently successful teams are driven by something even bigger than that.