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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?