Many of us can easily be convicted to be compassionate in these ways; to give food, money, clothing and even our time. We know that we are doing what God calls us to. But is this all that God is calling us to in our response to the poor and vulnerable?
What training or teaching can be provided for emerging leaders in the role of elder and deacon in the church?
It may be more or less socially acceptable for us to express our feelings, or to let it be known that we have feelings, depending on our gender, age, social position and the like, but this doesn’t negate the creational reality: we are created with emotions.
It sounds simplistic, but we cannot love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves if we don’t believe we are valuable, worthy of love and belonging, from God and from others.
How can churches and Christian leaders be better at actually enacting servant leadership rather than hierarchical, top-down leadership?
How Langston Hughes' poem “Harlem” still gives us a lens through which to understand racial relations in America.