David Allen Sibley’s lavishly illustrated “What It’s Like to Be a Bird” is more for perusing indoors – it’s too big to fit in your pocket.

Companies that treat workers well during the health crisis are seen as a good investment. “Social investing” is on the rise.

This week we’re in quarantine. Grab some helpful tips in this post…

How one church in Brooklyn, the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, is responding to opportunities in their neighborhood. I can still hear the music spilling from storefront churches on Sunday mornings, smoke billowing from the Caribbean restaurants cooking their jerk chicken and the consistent chaos of jumping on and off subway trains. Woven into our culture is a consistent grind that fits well with the NYC nickname, “The City That Never Sleeps.” Brooklynites in particular have a uniquely prideful ego—feelings of invincibility, constantly busy, always going somewhere, always working or hustling for the next job, and always in search of…

Often churches wonder what other churches are doing– here’s a sampling. On March 6, I tweeted: “If you are a pastor or church leader, what are you saying/doing regarding Coronavirus this weekend during worship? Have you sent out any emails? How are you encouraging your church? Etc.” Over 100 people responded. Most provided general, prudent, pastoral wisdom. Some provided links to local or national healthcare sites. Some, however, believe this to be some level of much-ado-about-nothing. Some of the more interesting responses came from the areas closest to the outbreaks, or from overseas. I’ve put representative examples from several categories…

My young friend needed help with her garden. I can’t work my smartphone or my computer, but suddenly I was no longer a fogey, but an authentic Elder.

My heartfelt plea for the future reputation, and mission, of Southern Baptists. Social media is abuzz with comments about the church and domestic violence. The cause is not a new incident; rather, it’s the result of an old audio clip that has resurfaced with comments from the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson. His statements in an institutional press release and Baptist Press interview have not helped the situation. It may seem odd to outsiders, so I thought I’d share some explanation of what’s going on, why Southern Baptist leaders generally do not criticize one another, and why…