The Romance of Orthodoxy

There were many Christian scholars I was introduced to in college. It wasn’t until after college though, that I was introduced to the words of G.K. Chesterton, in James Bryan Smith’s biography of Rich Mullins. I first read about Chesterton in The Christian Imagination. There I learned of the man…

Caesar is not God

The following quote is from page 9 of Their Blood Cries Out: The Worldwide Tragedy of Modern Christians Who are Dying for Their Faith. It’s an excellent book on the Persecuted Church worldwide. One thing we can say is that the assault on Christians is a fundamental part of the…

Building Community Through Service

How does one build community within a church body? How do we learn to trust one another? How can we get beyond the surface? Some of the ways our church seeks to build community is through small groups, dinner clubs, a luncheon between services once-a-month, and a break between services….

slide

Welcoming the Stranger

Palmer suggests that the church should become a kind of “halfway house between the comforts of private life and the challenges of diversity” (Palmer, 1981:28) The idea of intentional “halfway houses” where both the marginalized and church members come together as strangers has great potential for reuniting church and mission…