Connections 08.06.2023: Making the Pitch

There’s an old advertising maxim that if you want to sell something, first you show the people that they have a need, then show them how your product or service can meet that need.

Connections 05.14.2023: Making a Home

In 22 years as a military family, my family has had a lot of homes. We are old hands at moving in and moving out.

Making a Statement

Although I had claimed my professional vocation, I had never questioned biblical interpretations that prescribed the subordination of women at home and at church.

Formations 10.27.2019: Making Amends

Recently, higher education representatives from across the country met in Cincinnati for a conference exploring racial inequalities in higher education.

Formations 09.09.2018: Making Integrity a Priority

A growing trend in the business world is to establish a position with responsibility for corporate ethics. Brooke Masters of the Financial Times recently found more than 400 openings at the recruiting site Glassdoor for chief integrity officers and more than 650 for ethics officers.

Formations 07.29.2018: Making Morality Manageable

It often seems impossible to do anything without causing some degree of harm—either to others or to the environment generally. Should you buy a new silk shirt? Many silkworms will die in the process.

Connections 02.18.2018: Making His Paths Crooked

I have a thirty-minute drive from Yatesville to Macon every morning and a thirty-minute drive from Macon to Yatesville every afternoon. My route takes me through the countryside, so it’s a pleasant journey. The only problem is that I travel east in the morning and west in the afternoon, so I’m always driving toward the sun.

Making Room

There was no room for Jesus in crowded Bethlehem, but that did not stop him, and it did not stop God. God became flesh, regardless of the space limitations. Christmas this year comes at a time when millions of people have no room, no home, no space to live in safety, without fear.

Formations 01.24.2016: Making a Murderer: A Controversy That Hits Close to Home

In the last month, I have received a recommendation from almost every single one of my friends to watch the Netflix true crime documentary series Making a Murderer. (Don’t worry—no spoilers here!)