Conversation with Brian McLaren: Voting Christian Values – Seeking a Better Way

Brian McLaren, influential Christian author, speaker, and activist, joined us for a conversation about his latest book "The Great Spiritual Migration" and politics. Brian stated, "In the current political campaigns, the focus is so much on winning that we poison the whole system. We make it harder for anyone to govern when the election is over. We have to find a way to protest and disagree in a spirit of love."

Parenting During a Political Crisis

In this time of political crisis, Suzanne Ross cautions us not to elevate our own suffering above that of others. When we claim the mantle of "greatest victim," we insulate ourselves from the needs of others, exasperating our divisions rather than healing. Here are 3 ways to elevate the political discourse as we guide our children, and ourselves, through these trying times.

Fear God? No, Jesus Frees Us from Fear

Adam Ericksen claims that for many, God is something to be feared. But Jesus came to free us from the fear of God. “Do not be afraid,” Jesus said, because God is not motivated to make us afraid. Rather, God is motivated to please us. According to Jesus, it is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom.