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Offer Support, Not Shame

July 3, 2014 8:00 AM

The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that one in six American women is a victim of attempted or completed sexual assault in her lifetime. Forty-four percent of victims are under the age of 18. The fact...

Find a Spiritual Mentor

May 19, 2014 8:00 AM

I recently watched a movie called Chasing Mavericks. It was about a young man who wanted to surf one of the biggest waves in the world. He approached an experienced surfer in his town to coach him. The coach...

Leading with Grace

May 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Noemi Saucedo Chavez is co-pastor of Seventh Street Church in Long Beach, California. She has a heart for women and the Latino church and is committed to raising up the next generation to serve their community and the future...

Don’t Pretend

June 18, 2012 1:18 PM

There are a lot of things about God and Christianity that are a worthwhile debate, but the fact that we all sin is typically not one of them. I have never met a person so brave as to say...

Thoughts on C. S. Lewis and Sabotage

May 29, 2012 10:11 AM

This is one of my favorite C. S. Lewis quotations, from Mere Christianity: “Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in...

Letting My True Self Lead

May 3, 2012 9:44 AM

I would sit on our front porch, my lap filled with jean cutoffs and a bundle of embroidery threads. For hours I’d create sunflowers, peace signs, and butterflies across a canvas of Levi blue. Back then I remember returning...

Harnessing Our Humanity

April 27, 2011 1:24 PM

Have you ever led a small group in which the following type of scenario took place? You’re excited because you invited a new person to your small group—perhaps a young co-worker or a student you met on campus—and this...

A Picture of Love and Leadership

April 10, 2009 2:30 PM

This morning I read through John 19. Typical Good Friday reading since it tells the story of the sentencing and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Of course, I've read this passage a zillion times before, but this morning, I had this...

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