How being disrupted can change our families, our cells, and our interior lives

This blog post was originally published at circleofhope.net. Bowenian pyschotherapists have a concept called homeostasis. In my elementary understanding, homeostasis refers to a “normal” state of things, where routines, norms, and rituals are understood by members of a system. Those routines keep things safe and relatively predictable. For dysfunctional families, homeostasis perpetuates that norm. Sometimes a […]

As droves leave the church, I see an opportunity, not tragedy

Here’s some bad news for Christendom, but maybe good news for church planters: according to Pew and quoting the New York Times: “Seventy-one percent of American adults were Christian in 2014, the lowest estimate from any sizable survey to date, and a decline of 5 million adults and 8 percentage points since a similar Pew […]

Even Incognito is a victim of the system of violence

I was listening to my favorite radio station the other day, Sports Radio 94WIP. The program that was on was the Middays with Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow. They were discussing the latest ESPN-produced story: Richie Incognito’s alleged harassment, racial and otherwise, of one Jonathan Martin. It’s a sad story about an uncontrolled locker room […]