Fearing what is different

Fearing what is different

In the 1950s, sociologists coined the term “homophily.” Homou meaning “same” or “together” and philia meaning R...

September 13th, 2019 |  


Walking to end hunger

Walking to end hunger

It’s not just Woodstock Festival being celebrated for 50 years. Crop Hunger Walk is celebrating 50 years of continuously contributing toward end...

September 6th, 2019 |  


Questions are how we learn

Questions are how we learn

Much of Jesus’ ministry was spent answering questions – questions about life, religious and ordinary. He was asked: who sinned that someon...

August 9th, 2019 |  



Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words

Last summer I found myself in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall, that magnificent two miles of parkland stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to t...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Generation of religious refugees

Generation of religious refugees

Exile is a reality that far too many people face in our world today. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report fro...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Conquering fear of missing out

Conquering fear of missing out

Yesterday, I saw this great meme that said, “The only thing to fear is … missing out.” FOMO, or “fear of missing out,” e...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Sometimes you meet people who can really challenge your paradigms or challenge some of your assumptions that you may not even know you have. Recently,...

November 2nd, 2018 |  


The Bible is not a complicated book

The Bible says a lot of things. It says a lot of beautiful and inspiring things. It also says a lot of weird and confusing things. And it says some th...

June 29th, 2018 |  


The honest teachings of sorrow

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted” — Matthew 5“… there is time to weep and a time to laugh, a tim...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Walking in circles to straighten out our lives

Walking in circles to straighten out our lives

Delaware’s beloved Rev. Dr. James Leslie served as Ohio Wesleyan’s prophetic conscience and university chaplain for 28 years. He had many ...

June 8th, 2018 |