Church is a Collaborative Project

By Joe LaGuardia Christianity is a collaborative faith. In a letter to churches in Corinth, the apostle Paul confronted several congregations that were arguing with each other.  No two churches were alike and each one served a purpose in the Body of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:27, he wrote, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of youContinue reading “Church is a Collaborative Project”

Community Reconciliation and the art of truthtelling

By Joe LaGuardia and Karen Woods When I was in seminary, a professor once opined that it takes three years for a church to trust a new pastor.  I politely told him that his information was out of date.  It takes about six years nowadays. This was in the early years of the new millennium and, since then,Continue reading “Community Reconciliation and the art of truthtelling”