Opinion: Location, location, location - but what about vocation? November 16, 2009
Every realtor worth their salt will drive home the idea that location is an important consideration when deciding where to purchase or locate a home, business or for that matter a church. Location insures property values, business opportunities, views and visibility.
Opinion: Same old, same new November 9, 2009
When I look at the news today, I sometimes find myself annoyed. I am frustrated not just by the too often lopsided voice commentating through the microphone, but by the co-signers surrounding the water coolers that blindly follow the status quo.
Opinion: Sitting this one out November 3, 2009
Tomorrow is Election Day here in Ohio and around the country and I won't be voting. I confess to this unfortunate circumstance because voting has been so very important to me throughout my adult life.
Opinion: Confessions of one of 'them' October 26, 2009
I was surprised and honored to be asked to write an occasional opinion piece for UCNews. The surprise is because I know what the editor may not: some who read this will think of me as one of "them" - an alien species in the church, a "judicatory" staffer, someone "higher up" in a church system and thus crazed with delight in power "over" the local church.
Opinion: Leaving church October 19, 2009
This past week a close friend and colleague in ministry told me the story of a family leaving his church for reasons that most of us would consider trivial at best, resentful at worst.
Commentary: Crossing borders September 23, 2009
Still wrestling with fatigue from a three-day business trip, I made the 13-block walk to the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where my wife's English as a Second Language class was holding an end-of-term party.