Throughout history, Christians have tended to emphasize either mystical inner transformation (important) or outer good works (also important) at the expense of the other. To take both of these and synthesize them into a Christ-like whole requires handling and skills greater than our own bumbling efforts. Continue reading What is Discipleship?
The Reformation In his book Start With Why, Simon Sinek argues that the single most important concept for any company, person, or movement is to know why they do what they do. This year is the 500th anniversary of the … Continue reading Why We Need Reform
What does it mean to be Anabaptist? How do we discern God’s will? What is the unique value of Anabaptism in today’s culture? Continue reading Radi-Call Editor Q&A’s: What Does It Mean to Be Anabaptist? Family vs. Church? …And More
Introduction The past few years I have had the opportunity to interact with a lot of young Christians. I love hearing what they are excited about and what their hopes and dreams are for the future. World traveling, mission trips, … Continue reading “Is Your Church Effective?” Survey Results
In recent weeks, an event entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was advertised in my town: “Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, an environmental justice movement is gathering … Continue reading The Mission of the Church: The Fierce Urgency of Now
This question may seem trivial, but I can assure you it is not. Conflicting answers have divided churches, torn families, and wrenched the hearts of many Christians. The particulars of faith, grace, and salvation often spark tense discussions. Why? Because … Continue reading What is Faith?
Man has a problem. It’s called sin. God has a solution. Continue reading Christ, the Savior from Sin
The Stepchildren I had heard the compliments a thousand times. “Your people are so wonderful: hard working, solid families, simple lives, and good pies.” The more they went on, the more my ballooning pride neared its bursting point. Growing up … Continue reading The Reformers and Their Stepchildren
We have been united as follows concerning the sword. The sword is an ordering of God outside the perfection of Christ. It punishes and kills the wicked and guards and protects the good. In the law the sword is established … Continue reading The Sword
In the breaking of bread we are of one mind and are agreed (as follows): All those who wish to break one bread in remembrance of the broken body of Christ, and all who wish to drink of one drink … Continue reading Breaking of Bread