Conflict Resolution Seminar this Saturday (Oct 23)

I have the privilege to teach Interpersonal Conflict Resolution for Union University. I love working with students in an academic setting, but this subject has great relevance for every day.

This crucial topic is why I am enthusiastic about presenting a seminar this Saturday (October 23) at Westwood Baptist Church in Nashville. I’ll be teaching a workshop from 9 am to 1:30 pm titled “From Conflict to Peace.”

I invite you to participate, as all are invited. There is no cost!

Register here

https://www.westwoodnashville.org/conflict-to-peace

Sunday Summary – October 17, 2021

Sunday was a day with a lot of Kingdom activity. Some intense things were happening in people, and I had significant conversations and deep prayer. My message titled “You are enough” spoke to the core of our identity and stirred some truth we all need to hear.

Our youth group had a successful Fall Retreat. That weekend has been an important developmental activity for our church family.

Thank you, Lord, for all of this!

Watch the service by clicking here

USA and Globalism

PHOTO: MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Globalism is a force that can not be reversed but can be managed better. America gave up its manufacturing base too quickly at the end of the 20th century. We have to keep making stuff in America.

We’ll never be able to make everything, so global trade is necessary and has benefits. Positive actions in recent years have slightly pushed back against our over-dependence on trade. As we see the ships piling up outside the port of Los Angeles, it is another sobering reminder of our dependence and vulnerability to the rest of the world. A strong America is good for the world.

Challenges create our story

Do not let your problems overwhelm you because the resolution is ahead. Take a deep breath, and recognize that no emotion you are managing is unique to humanity. We are resilient. We are problem-solvers. As image-bearers of our Creator, we move into the future with confidence that every challenge is our story of glory.

Sunday Summary – October 2, 2021 – Fall Break didn’t stop us

We knew ahead of time that Fall Break Sunday brings challenges with so many people traveling. Then, it rained. Yet, visitors came, and those in town were faithful to the gathering. The worship music had a depth that was formative and satisfying. My teaching on Manipulation: The Jezebel Spiritwas thought-provoking. I am glad we did not break from corporate worship. He is always there when we gather in His name.