I have loved this city

It was over 20 years ago I picked up a book that helped me understand how I was wired. The realization in my life at the time was I was wired for urban life. It wasn’t about “gentrification” or some nirvana feel of high end coffee shops and five star restaurants in proximity to billionContinue reading “I have loved this city”

When things go WELL in a city

It’s easy to get caught up in the stories of Baltimore, Ferguson, and so many more places and possibly think, “Wow… NOTHING seems to be going right.” What we don’t get to hear enough of is when things go WELL in a city. My city, where I pastor, is an inner ring suburb of theContinue reading “When things go WELL in a city”

When the large needs to learn from the small

In the church context, that’s another conversation. And, let’s be honest, probably one that won’t be had in the near future. But there IS a context it SHOULD happen… and SOON. There are two situations linked in a way I think it’s time to say, “The large could learn from the small.” One article postedContinue reading “When the large needs to learn from the small”

Yet another reason why I love my city

This story is an interview our police chief, Scott Nadeau, did on MPR yesterday. With all the trouble in Ferguson, MO, and the bad rap police take in general in the media, Scott is a leader who gets it right. It is a joy to work with this leader! Please take the time to listenContinue reading “Yet another reason why I love my city”