5 Things Procrastination Will Cost You and How to Fight it

(This article first appeared at Crosswalk.com) The pandemic gave procrastinators an excellent source of excuses, many legitimate. In fact, I meant to write this article sooner but, you know, the quarantine and Hamilton on Disney+ and all. Those of us who struggle with procrastination can become adept rationalizers. Miss a deadline? We’ll just hit the “extended deadline.” Miss an opportunity … Read More

A List of 25 Creative Ideas for Ministry During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Crosswalk.com recently published a list I gathered of 25 ideas for creative church ministry during the pandemic. Personal Prayer Art Ministry Online If there was ever a time that the old adage “the Church is not a building” rings true, it’s now. In most cases, the congregation can’t even go near the church building because of stay-at-home mandates and social … Read More

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

How to Overcome Suicidal Thoughts

By J. Scott McElroy (NOTE: This article first appeared at Crosswalk.com. ) The world lost two incredibly talented and accomplished people to suicide recently, designer Kate Spade and traveling chef/TV host Anthony Bourdain. It’s a sad story that keeps playing out; successful, yet anguished artists who end their lives; icons like Hemingway, Monroe, Cobain, Williams, and too many more. The … Read More

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