Lighting up the Winter Darkness with Style

It’s midwinter in Indiana at the time of this writing, and I’m thinking about light. It’s scarce ’round these parts right now. The internet says we get 186 sunny days per year in Indianapolis, below the US average of 205.  (I probably shouldn’t have looked that up.) San Juan Capistrano, CA (where we held our conference last year) gets 285. … Read More

Creative Ministry in Troubling Times

I have a number of writing projects in the cue, but this new one just kind of appeared and bullied its way to the front of the line, demanding attention. Not unlike it’s subject: Disaster and crisis.  I’m compelled to write about how churches can minister through the arts, creativity, and beauty when disaster and crisis hits. These things are … Read More

The Joy of Leaves

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Photo: Autumn Mott Rodehaver via Unsplash The last leaves are falling from the maple tree in the front yard this afternoon. Holdouts that refused to give up their grasp of the branch until now. I imagine that they were waiting until they could decide their style of final decent. There are so many to choose from; the flutter from side … Read More

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