Self-Reported Trauma Symptoms by Women in Churches of Christ – Part 2

Author’s note: I received a lot of feedback regarding my last post. I want to briefly address that before presenting the next part of my findings. I set out to discover if my experiences in Churches of Christ are unique. I have learned that I am not alone. I want to reiterate that regardless of […]

Self-Reported Trauma Symptoms by Women in Churches of Christ

Author’s note: This research was birthed out of my own trauma as well as my experience ministering to other women in our tribe who are hurting and who report that their pain is directly related to being in churches of Christ. While we continue to discuss what a woman’s “role” in the church can or […]

Next Action Steps to Redeem the Arts in Worship

  Over the course of September, we have discussed what it means to be a left-brained church in a right-brained world. I think we leave no doubt that we are indeed a cerebral crew! But what does it mean when we privilege our head over our heart and hands? It means we are out of […]

Where are the Artists?

  During lunch on Sundays my family usually discusses the sermon from earlier that morning. My teenage sons have heard their dad preach their whole lives and have come to expect the question, “What did you hear in the sermon today?” Recently, our youngest son answered with, “I’m sorry dad, I have to admit I […]

A Renaissance of the Arts for Churches of Christ

I stood in the quiet chapel at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas holding my breath in awe, gazing upward. The spiral stained-glass ceiling was mesmerizing. It winds skyward in bursts of jewel tones and is one of the largest horizontally mounted stained-glass windows in the world. I have seen pictures of it in books and […]