4. The Privilege of Grace
March 24th, 2024
The typical "churchy" definition of grace is "unconditional love." It would be just as true to define it as unfair love. It is a love that transcends inequality and seeks out the underserving. It is t...  Read More
3. Above/Below
March 17th, 2024
Part 3 of the Spotlight series "Equality is Passing"  ICEBREAKERImagine you've just won an unlimited supply of one item for life, but you can't keep it for yourself. What item would you choose to win ...  Read More
2. Imbalanced
March 10th, 2024
In the face of inequality, it’s natural and common to want to find a fix - to rebalance that which is out of whack. The ideal, then, becomes a version of things where all is “as it should be.” God, th...  Read More
1. Fair Value
March 3rd, 2024
Equality is a big word, an important word, and one you usually hear when it is absent. Much of the world is unfair, unjust, and the cry for equality has been a helpful one. But it isn't quite the voic...  Read More
4. Welcome.
February 25th, 2024
Part 4 of the Spotlight series "Membership is Passing"  ICEBREAKERHow are you at deciphering codes? Can you read the hidden message by cracking this one? Once you've broken the ice, get into the idea ...  Read More
3. Conditions are Perfect
February 18th, 2024
Can you imagine a group or club in which every single person was automatically a member? A club with no rules, no standards for membership, no requirements for entry - a public club, as it were, sound...  Read More
2. Crumbling Walls
February 11th, 2024
You hear it a lot (and kind of always have): Faith in institutions is crumbling. This is seen, by those who like the work of the institution, as sad and dangerous - and sometimes that’s true. Could it...  Read More
1. Dismembered
February 4th, 2024
We are all meant to be members of one body, but it certainly feels like we are fractured and divided. There are many reasons for this, and our approach to “how we come to belong” might be at the cente...  Read More
4. Trustworthy
January 28th, 2024
Considering the fact that there's no real connection between achievement and a high level of happiness, joy, or satisfaction, the faith that so many have in the system of achievement is remarkable. Go...  Read More
3. A New Checklist
January 21st, 2024
Scripture and science agree - what makes for a "good life" isn't the sum of your accomplishments. It's a matter of what - or, rather, whom - the things you do are for. How do we keep this question in ...  Read More
2. Move to a Farm Upstate
January 14th, 2024
The myth of achievement is sneaky: In our quest for a ‘good’ life, we often chase the illusion that perfecting our actions, doing enough things right enough times, leads to fulfillment. This belief, h...  Read More
1. Far, but Far Away
January 7th, 2024
Why is there such a constant focus on personal achievement when we already know that it’s lonely at the top? ...  Read More






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