A Light to the City

Precisely because FPC Jamaica is a church in community, it also embodies a model of Church that isn’t afraid to speak to power in order to harness it for the benefit of the people. For nine long years, Rev. O’Connor and church leaders took their case into countless boardrooms, sat down in many politicians’ offices, and held conference phone calls with plenty of skeptical influencers.

A Light to the City

You Are What You Eat

The phrase “you are what you eat” is more than just a statement about physical health. It’s a recognition of the relationship between food and identity.

You Are What You Eat

Hate, Heresy, and False Conclusions

Raising the right questions is as important as providing the right answers. As a writer on faith, culture, and politics, Jonathan Merritt discusses reframing issues and our faith journeys in order to better embrace our neighbors and the deep mystery of God.

Hate, Heresy, and False Conclusions

Breaking Path Dependency

Think about the last few problems you solved—at work, home, where you volunteer, wherever. Now ask yourself two questions: 1) How did you solve it? and 2) Are you happy with the outcome? Typically, when we face a problem, we rely on what has worked in the past. When you think about one of your recent problems, did you…

Breaking Path Dependency

The Smallest Thing

It was the smallest thing—not the biggest, or newest, or most progressive thing—that helped me put my faith into action and start participating more in God’s reconciling work.

The Smallest Thing

They Are Loved

Shaped by the mind and inspired passion, the raw material of fiction and nonfiction writing can show love on the page. Here, Sophfronia Scott talks about writing an adaptation of Dangerous Laisons ...

They Are Loved