I've got a new book coming out from Ave Maria Press in Spring 2024! Title: Redeeming Power. It is the fruit of what I've learned about the right use of power from interviews with 40 Christian leaders over the course of the past year. Please keep this effort in your prayers as we work through the edits, accompanying podcasts, and launch--maybe at LA Congress 2024?
Also happy to share with you an essay I wrote for NCR recently on conspiracy thinking called "Aquinas vs. QAnon." This issue has been coming up more and more frequently when doing workshops on tough conversations, and I'll admit that it is one of the toughest conversations out there. What can you do when someone you work with or--worse--someone you love seems trapped in conspiracy thinking? This is my own attempt at thinking it through. Happy to hear additional ideas you might have!
Also related to the topic of truth: I'm excited to be part of a grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation called "Preaching with the Sciences" The grant pairs 11 preachers with 5 renowned scientists to see what sorts of sparks might fly when they enter into conversation with one another at the intersection of science and faith. It's a honor for me to be part of this cohort. Our website is now live!
In writing Redeeming Power, Ann interviewed over 40 ministry leaders to learn about how they have wrestled with questions related to the healthy and holy use of power in their own leadership journeys. She enjoyed talking to bishops and social media influencers, school superintendents and chancellors, pastors and CEOs, program directors, and even a rabbi! Highlights from these interviews are shared in this new podcast series.