The Most Urgent Question

The Most Urgent Question

These days the WGA staff are getting more opportunities to participate in conversations with pastors and leaders who are grappling with how to love people well, especially those who are lgbtq+, in the context of today’s culture.  The question is a constant drum beat...
Power in Prayer: Do I Believe This?

Power in Prayer: Do I Believe This?

One day I hope I am spiritually grown up enough to say (and believe), “Prayer is the first and best thing I can do.”  Sadly, today,  after 50 years of Christ following, I sometimes instead find myself saying, “I guess all I can do is pray.” I was reflecting about this...
Anger – Points of Note

Anger – Points of Note

Author’s Note:  These thoughts were originally expressed as part of a newsletter article in March of 2014.  After a few conversations this week about politics (within and without the church), I think it apropos to revisit the issue of anger.  At 7:02 on Monday...
Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Recently researching what other religions believe and teach about sexuality, I happened upon an online Q&A forum for Muslims hosted by Ikram Hawramani.  A question and answer caught my attention: “Why are we supposed to control our sexual desires in Islam?”...
Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Most Saturday mornings these days finds me pulling out the extension of my dining table, setting up extra chairs, and putting out a supply of pens, hand sanitizer, and tissues.  I make coffee and set out mugs and sweetener and cream.  All this preparation is for a...