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THE MERITS OF MIND WANDERING

Have you ever thought about what magical power you would like to have if that was possible? One of the magical powers I have dreamed about is being able to freeze the world, while I either go on working or...
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THE POWER OF INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day...
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WOOHOO 2023 here we come. This is where if this was a video fireworks would be going off and cascading down, while the popping of champagne corks and the clinking of crystal flutes could be heard...
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THE HEART OF CHRIST IN A HURRIED SEASON

We are eleven days out from Christmas, and unless we are intentional it is quite easy to get caught up in the hurriedness of the season. Parties, gifts, year-end work, special gatherings, the unexpected, and the list goes on and...
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Nuance S1E6: FINDING YOUR VOICE AT WORK

We all have things that we regret in life. The ones that haunt me usually relate to remaining silent. These sting because there has been definitive proof on the backside that my voice would have mattered…uggghhhh. I hate this feeling....
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Nuance S1E5: GOD IN THE WORK PLACE VIA COMMON GRACE

There is so much packed into this week’s episode of our podcast, Nuance. It is hard to identify one main thing because there are so many juicy points. However, one of the big takeaways is perspective, which is good because...
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Nuance S1E4: EMOTIONS AND PRINCIPLES

Today our podcast, Nuance, is taking a different approach by hearing from mental health counselor, Andy Blanchard. Are you an emotionally healthy worker? How does your emotional state help or hinder your witness for Christ? Episode 4 drops today and...
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Nuance S1E3: Champion Your Colleagues with Rev. Rufus Smith

So often when the subject of hospitality comes up, people’s minds immediately gotowards the hosting of parties or dinners. The truth is coordinating gathering is a thinslice of all that hospitality encompasses. Our inability to properly define hospitalitytruncates our understanding...
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Nuance S1E2: ONE FAITH, ONE LORD, BUT SO MANY VIEWS

Christian citizenship for the Evangelical church and believers has evolved and matured(for the good) especially in recent decades, but this doesn’t make it any easier to liveout faithfully. Dr. Jonathan Chaplin is widely regarded as an expert in Christian politicalthought,...
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Nuance S1E1: AFTER THE BENEDICTION

Today, The Collaborative is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Nuance, Being Faithful in the Public Square. Beyond the walls of the church, is where putting our faith into practice can be a struggle. Lately, it feels...
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Fall is Coming

We are back from our July break or screen sabbatical! While there is no break from the steamy August heat, soon our roads will be filled with school buses, our Fall schedules will begin, and our summer will come to...
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Summer Is Here: It is Time to Crack Open a Book

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” —George R.R. MartinIt is hard to believe that the calendar not only reads “May,” but the date indicates that June...

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