After my wife and I planted and established a Wesleyan congregation in the Indianapolis area, we shifted gears toward a different mode of reaching…
“‘Oh, that Ishmael may live before you!’ Abraham cried to God.” (Genesis 17:18) This cry has always moved my heart. I have always felt…
Epiphany: A Kaleidoscope of Mercy
We have traveled (less this year than others) through the days of Christmas feasting, arriving like the Magi at Epiphany. This is a blessing…
Vicarious Faith in Community
A few years ago, I ran into a friend who was going through some tough family times. I asked him if there was anything…
Resilient Prayer in Escalating Crisis: Video
Are you a leader facing escalating crises on multiple fronts? Enjoy this video from Managing Editor Elizabeth Glass Turner, on resilient prayer for leaders…
Doubts & the Mission of Jesus
Jesus saw them. He sent them. They were still part of his team, his flock, his people. Their doubts did not exclude them from the mission.
Omar Al-Rikabi ~ Being a Waffle House Church in the Storm
The folks at Waffle House have a whole system for keeping restaurants open in a storm. They know how to do natural disasters. We need to be a “Waffle House church,” first offering people the body and blood of Jesus Christ, then offering a full menu of the faith even in the midst the storm.
Shaun Marshall ~ When All Else Fails
Gideon is saying, “my narrative contradicts your call. My life story does not line up with what you’re saying, Lord. My circumstances do not fit the direction you are navigating me in.”
Edgar Bazan ~ Transformative Mission: When the Church Malfunctions
If missio Dei is the initiative of God to redeem, bring Shalom, and heal his creation, then the church needs to reclaim its mission as the mission of God in which the church has been invited to join alongside God to accomplish God’s work from everywhere to everywhere.
Matt LeRoy ~ Radical Disciple Making
Ecclesia means “called out ones.” This is who the church is meant to be.