A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

What I’d like to do is to shine the spotlight on us as men. It’s not nearly enough for us to simply read about all these women who have been harassed and molested, and nod our silent support. Nowhere near enough. What’s needed is a grassroots movement of strong men demonstrating – unequivocally – that any harassment (innuendo, creepiness, objectification, suggestive comments, disrespect, explicit language) is unacceptable. This behavior is unacceptable for ourselves, and it’s unacceptable anywhere we have the awareness and the guts to say so. Continue reading A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

κοινωνία – the invitational heart of the gospel – “Come”

God’s arms open wide; the Creator’s generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God’s “Yes” with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.

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civility must be our calling!

We can’t just point our fingers at the television, or the news article, or the Internet, or even the president, and cry foul! We must model, and teach, and train, and make a difference where we can. This is what the Lord All-Powerful said: “You must do what is right and fair. You must be kind and show mercy to each other.” Continue reading civility must be our calling!

“More Max than Michelangelo” – immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

As a living testimony, we are certainly more grace than works. But that’s okay, because we want our lives to tell the good news story honestly. Continue reading “More Max than Michelangelo” – immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine