January 23, 2018
The challenge facing much of the church in the U.S. is the challenge of pluralism, says a sociologist who studies race and religion. Can the church equip itself to engage with an increasingly diverse society? One of the most important issues facing the church in the United States today is the challenge of pluralism, says […]read moreabout Church and the challenge of pluralism
April 5, 2016
Westbury UMC’s apartment ministry has helped resettled refugees — and the congregation — find new life in Houston
The church is located in one of the most multicultural cities in America, yet the congregation was not as engaged with its diverse neighbors as it could have been. That changed when they hired an associate pastor to live in intentional community in apartments three miles and a whole world away.read moreabout Westbury UMC’s apartment ministry has helped resettled refugees — and the congregation — find new life in Houston
April 5, 2016
Not every congregation can do ministry with refugees. But every church can show up in their community and see where God is already working. When people find out about the work I do with the refugee community in the neighborhood surrounding my church, I’m often asked, “Can any church do this?” My answer? Absolutely. Will […]read moreabout Can any church do this?