What a challenging year 2022 has been for everyone. It seems we all know someone who lost family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and classmates to the pandemic or maybe even to violence. There were verbal battles and lost friendships due to positions on social concerns and other issues like critical race, gender meanings, vaxing or not vaxing, masks or no masks, global warming or climate change, and being politically red or blue or even purple. Then there were theological divisions between reformed positions, free grace, creationism, and a host of other conflicts
Before the virus crisis, we already thought we were leading through rapid and unexpected change. But now we are called upon to lead through local, national, and global change that is unprecedented.