Discipline within the church needs to be more than a reactive judicial system to deal with sin. Discipline needs to begin proactively with rhythms that promote honest conversation.
The thought going with me through Lent this year is this: we should retire the phrase, “God never gives us more than we can handle.”
God has written you a letter, child. It says that your sins are forgiven and that you are never alone, that you have a people
Always aware of the failures of those outside of our walls, we have ignored the many impediments hindering our own vision.
In his book, "Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World," Kyle David Bennett calls out our daily activities and imagines what it would look like to perform them Biblically with our neighbor in view.
God has created my child to be someone in particular, and God delights in their particularity. My goal as a parent is to help them live into becoming that person. Their bodies will play an important role, but the metric for their success is not to be determined by gendered stereotypes