Merely choosing to be joyful seems like avoidance of what God intended and may instead be choosing to be sinful. If God intended for us to be in relationship with each other, he meant for us to experience all the emotions with each other not just one.
Author Archives: MeanderingChris
Major Changes Part 2 (How I landed)
They inspired me to want to tell their stories. There will be some sad stories to tell, but there are so many stories filled with joy and achievements.
Major Changes Part 1 (or how I was asked to leave the church)
I have weathered transitions, upheaval, organizational changes, etc. While all those things swirled around me, I had my core team, and my family with me and I knew it would be ok. Until it wasn’t.
The Bible? I have questions
This is a book of hope, and I want all of you, dear readers, to live your life with hope.
Adulting like a Christian: What did you just say?
Pastors, staff, lay leaders, long-time congregants all use church terms as if they learned them in the nursery. And some of them did. It seems that it does not occur to them that the sentence they just said sounds strange.
Ministry, compassion fatigue, & quiet time
Meeting people where they are and offering long-term relationships is hard. Caring for people in trauma is hard.
Unity and Division
I heard a quote that I’ve been carrying around, “The opposite of division is not unity, it’s collaboration”.
In wearing these costumes, we are unabashedly seeing the hopes and dreams of our kids.
To rid us of them
When we talk about us versus them it sets up a battle. That’s what versus does, it pits people against each other.