The church at Corinth had many problems. Some simple kindness would have helped.
David Field's question is spiritual: How do we hold ourselves in right relation to those with whom we disagree?
Mary Clark Moschella recommends the best recently published books in her field.
In response to our request for essays on the topic mistake, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
It's up to pastors to remind each other to talk to people instead of about them.
Of the four kinds of love, affection is most linked to place. It arises among those who share a common life not by choice but by circumstance.
If you want to understand the politics of a given church, start with the kitchen: who is in control, and what conflicts arise there?
Change sets off a burst of emotional energy. In working with congregations, I'm occasionally surprised by the vehemence or the source of the emotionality, but never by its presence.