Friday, February 15, 2019
Rev. Skye Jethani
Skye Jethani is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Holy Post Podcast, a weekly show than blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Skye is the president of Measure the Clouds, a non-profit organization helping a post-Christian generation discover a ravishing vision of life with God. He also leads SkyPilot Media which develops multimedia resources for use by churches, colleges, and community groups navigating the intersection of faith and culture.
For over a decade, Skye served in numerous editorial and executive roles at Christianity Today, a communications ministry launched by Billy Graham in 1956. His roles there included Managing and Executive Editor of Leadership Journal, Director of MissionAdvancement, and Senior Producer of This Is Our City, a multi-city, multi-year project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities. He also helped CT pioneer new projects to engage younger audiences and church leaders, and he is a Featured Preacher on CT’s Preaching Today website.
Skye has been a sought after consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of religion and society like The Lausanne Movement, The White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Interfaith Youth Core. Beyond writing for Christianity Today’s publications, Skye’s work has also been featured in The Washington Post, Relevant, ChurchLeaders.com, The Huffington Post, and he has been quoted in The New York Times. Skye is frequently featured on radio programs around the country including Moody Radio, WORDfm in Pittsburgh, Chicago Public Radio’s Vocolo, and he has been interviewed on PBS Television.
Skye served for six years in full-time pastoral ministry at Wellspring (formerly Blanchard) Alliance Church in Wheaton, Illinois, as a teaching pastor and also helped launch the church’s second campus in Warrenville, Illinois, in 2006. Skye now speaks regularly at churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats both in the U.S. and internationally. He has spoken at venues as diverse as the progressive Chautauqua Institution and the evangelical Catalyst Conference. He has been a frequent voice at Q Conferences and at Trinity Grace Church in NYC. Skye has been invited to speak at historic Black churches like Fellowshi Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, and at Korean congregations like Onnuri Community Church in Seoul—one of the largest churches in the world. His ability to blend faith and cultural insights have made him a popular speaker at both Christian colleges like Wheaton and Taylor University, as well as secular campuses like Northwestern and the U.S. Naval Academy. Skye has also led spiritual retreats and workshops for marketplace leaders both in the United States and Asia.
Skye and his wife, Amanda, have been friends since high school. They were married in
1999 and currently live in Wheaton, Illinois, with their three children, Zoe, Isaac, and Lucy.
1. What have you assumed Jesus meant when he said, “Do not judge”? Share a time when you felt judged.
2. Who do you think your community excludes or views as less valuable? How do you see this kind of “judgment” happening?
3. How can you tell when wise Christian discernment has crossed into ungodly condemnation?
Songs from Chapel:
Praises (Be Lifted Up)