Is our church failing?

Have we failed? Is the church as we know it done? It’s all over the headlines. Membership is down. Fewer and fewer people identify with a church. The rise of the “nones.” Let me begin with a disclaimer. The ...

Failing faithfully

For the past 20 months, I have worked for a failing company. I came to Columbus right out of college, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I was full of energy and excitement at the prospect of a new adventure: I woul...

Rural churches can thrive beyond numbers

The young pastor said he felt like a failure. He wasn’t the first rural pastor I’ve heard say this. The center that I direct, located at a small United Methodist college, is focused on working with rural con...

Try, fail, adapt

In his book, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, Tim Harford brings the disciplines of psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics and economics to make a profoundly simple argument: life...

Farming, failure and faith

Food system failures in 2018 and subsequent recalls in North America included massive quantities of romaine lettuce from the Yuma Arizona growing region; 200 million white eggs distributed by Rose Acres Farms f...

Failure: A pathway to hope and fulfillment

The word, “failure,” is defined in numerous ways and has many synonyms: “lack of success, non-fulfillment, coming to nothing, falling through;” and yet the word conveys a sense of optimism and challenge as well...

Sheep & Goats

At the end of history, humanity will co-exist in the reign of God. This statement emerged from a downtrodden people. These people were mistreated and knew that God had to intervene and set things right. This wa...

Save the date for DSO Health Fair!

Make sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 21, when the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Christ Church Cathedral will host a day-long diocesan-wide health fair at St. Anne’s, West Chester. The health fai...