Turning Fear to Love: An Interview with UMNS

United Methodist News Service recently interviewed me about my new book, Fear of the Other. In this time of renewed xenophobia, this conversation seems more pressing than ever, and I am hopeful that I can contribute in some helpful way to the discussions and debates in your local church! I look forward to hearing from youContinue reading “Turning Fear to Love: An Interview with UMNS”

An Upcoming Preaching Conference

Every pastor will tell you preaching is one of their most important tasks. But how and what do we preach in these changing times when the relevance of Christianity is being questioned, the message of the Bible is under negotiation, and the saints are distracted? Join me for a two-day conference on preaching for theContinue reading “An Upcoming Preaching Conference”

Why are there so few mainline celebrities?

Only someone as insightful as my colleague and friend Kate Bowler would ask a question like this, and then note that our mainline suspicion of the marketplace is likely to blame. I am particularly struck by Kate’s claim that a deeper concern might even be our mainline fear of failure! Enjoy. —Will Kate Bowler: WhyContinue reading “Why are there so few mainline celebrities?”