• Robbing Them of Their Blessing

    The other day, I was visiting one of the saints of our church. The doctor had just told her there was nothing more that could be done. Between her cancer and a bad heart, she was just running out of time.

    She was ready. After a lifetime ...

  • Sep 24

    Jesus Breaks through some Limits

    Jesus Breaks through some Limits

    Last week I began a series on Mark 7:1-23 in which I claimed that as soon as Jesus proclaimed that “The Kingdom of God is near” (Mark 1:15) that he went on to break a bunch of rules, especially rules connected to the Jewish ...

  • Sep 23

    Five Habits of a Missional Church

    Spiritual disciplines can become too individualistic
    Five Habits of a Missional Church

    The development of spiritual disciplines under the mentorship of Richard Foster and Dallas Willard, then captured in churches around the English-speaking/reading world, tended toward the individual’s personal spiritual formation. ...

  • Sep 22

    Cancelling Church Cancelling

    Nancy tells her story of experiencing church cancel culture

    Hi, I’m Nancy. I was canceled from a church staff. I loved ministering at this church and never would have dreamed something like this would happen to me. But, it did. After several months of going through turmoil, I made plans ...

  • Sep 21

    Israel's Experience and Immigration Today

    Danny Carroll explores Israel's life beyond deportation
    Israel's Experience and Immigration Today

    Immigrants, refugees and asylees – these groups are one of the world’s greatest challenges today and the Bible provides profound resources for a theology of compassion and justice. M. Daniel Carroll R.’s newest book, ...

  • Sep 21

    Minding God's Narrative

    We might need to know our Euro-centrism needs a lesson
    Minding God's Narrative

    By Tim McNutt

    Throughout this summer I’ve been noticing various social media posts that attempt to describe Jesus as transcending all nationalities and ethnicities. I’m guessing the point of these posts is that Jesus ought ...

  • Sep 20

    Grant Us, Lord

    Prayer for the week
    Grant Us, Lord

    Grant us, Lord,
    not to be anxious about earthly things,
    but to love things heavenly;

    and even now,
    while we are placed among things that are passing away,
    to hold fast to those that shall endure;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord, who ...

  • How and Where I Write: James K.A. Smith

    By David George Moore

    I’ve had the privilege to be in the personal spaces of several writers. Among others, Pulitzer winner Tony Horwitz warmly welcomed me at his home on Martha’s ...

  • Sep 19

    Weekly Meanderings, 19 September 2020

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 19 September 2020

    The birds – like the Sandhill Cranes above – are heading south. Say hello to them for Kris and me when you see some. Most won’t greet you back, but don’t take it as ingratitude. They’re busy.

    My favorite ...

  • Sep 18

    A Sip in Time

    It might just save you from saying something you oughtn't
    A Sip in Time

    A Sip in Time

    If you see me around the office, you’ll usually find a cup of coffee somewhere close. I rarely go to any meeting or walk down the hall very far without a cup of coffee in my hand. For that reason, many people assume ...

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