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Where Does the Line Pass for You?

By Dr. Scott Rodin | By seeing others as ‘the problem’ we exonerate ourselves from the requirement to change if the problem is to be solved. In our self-assurance we believe there is nothing required of us. We have it right. We are the solution. We have it figured out.


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Envisioning a New Way to be the Church: A Proposal

By Dr. Scott Rodin | I'd like to propose a new way of considering what it means to make disciples, share the gospel, and serve our neighbors as a local church.


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Stewards of the Despised

By Dr. Scott Rodin | Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10


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Serenity Now

By Dr. Scott Rodin | Let me start this blog with a confession. I am writing this as much to myself as to you. I am struggling to find God’s promised “peace that passes all understanding.” I am fighting a spirit of discouragement over the affairs of our world. I am trying to find my place, my voice, and my role in the cultural collapse we are witnessing.


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Will You Leave, Too?

By Dr. Scott Rodin | There is a familiar ring to the tension in the story in John 6. In what seemed like a flash, there was division, confusion, polarization and betrayal. Everything began falling apart. What happened? Jesus proclaimed the values of the kingdom of God in harsh, stark, unambiguous terms.


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Naming the Source of our Racism and Finding the Freedom to Overcome It

By Dr. Scott Rodin | At the core of the spiritual problem of racism is our misplaced identity and our desire to be the lord of our Self.


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The One Word We So Desperately Need Today

By Dr. Scott Rodin | I have been struggling to determine what, if anything, I can say to my readers in the shadow of these headlines. What word could help us better understand these times and our place, role and response in their midst?


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What Pontius Pilate Can Teach us About Living in the Era of Coronavirus

By Dr. Scott Rodin | Jesus is surrounded by all the might that the world can muster; a kingdom of social power overlaid by a kingdom of military and political power. And what of this scourged and pitiable man caught in the middle?


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Is This our ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment?

By Dr. Scott Rodin | Can any of us be living through this pandemic without believing God has a message for us in the midst of it? Would God allow such a crisis without using it to deepen the contours of His likeness in us as His image bearers?


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Finding Deep Peace in an Age of Despair

By Dr. Scott Rodin | We are all likely facing some ‘moments of truth’ right now. How can we know this deep peace in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of this extraordinary time?