Rick Lawrence

Jesus Is at Home In the Dark

By Rick LawrenceVibrant Faith Executive Director Jesus is at home in the dark.And that means we can be, too… This week

Creating an Oasis of Hope

Life, especially now, feels like a marathon… Two years ago we rounded a corner mid-race and saw what looked like a short-but-steep

Leadership Skills Drawn From Jazz

In our conventional forms of ministry leadership, we elevate certainty and performance, not the messy, relational values of improvisation and


Transformational Tipping Points

A long time ago a close friend looked me in the eye and said, with sobering gravity: “I would die

Reachable Reconciliation: Baby Steps

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence We are not typically “big step” people—real change and growth happens incrementally, through baby steps. And it’s

Honoring Others’ Reactions

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence In counseling and in ministry and in life, we’ve been urged to see the damaging impact of

Tackling White Privilege

By Rick LawrenceExecutive Director At the dinner table a few nights ago, my wife, my 18-year-old daughter, and I were talking

A Block to Racial Reconciliation

Over and over, church leaders report that a daunting source of tension between church members is their vastly different reactions