When I was a child I had the privilege of growing up next to a large lake. An event that took place at the lake nearly every year of my life was a Ukrainian baptism. This event made an indelible … Continue reading What is Baptism?
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
Have you ever wished that you had the power to change someone? Maybe you have a friend who has traveled down the wrong road and made terrible decisions. Don’t you wish that you could keep him or her from their … Continue reading The Holy Spirit
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
Sin. It’s all around us. The depravity of man seems to scream from every street corner. Whether it’s a parent abusing a child, a husband committing adultery, a teenager bound to drug addiction, or mass murder; all of us, in … Continue reading Man and His Sin
Few Biblical passages have been attacked as much as Genesis 1. In the early 20th century when Darwinian Evolution was gaining momentum in the West, people began questioning the authenticity of the Genesis creation account. Many Christian seminaries and colleges … Continue reading How Creation Changes Everything
Journey with me to the dawn of time. All that exists is darkness. Stillness. Suddenly, a voice thunders. Words teeming with energy and life cut through the silence. Light explodes into the blackness, its brilliance piercing the empty expanse. The … Continue reading The Divine Word
A Portrait of a Mennonite What comes to your mind when you think of the Mennonites? Good cooks? Horse and buggies? Hard working farmers or construction workers? Shrewd business owners? Volleyball? Thrifty penny-pinchers? Modesty? Legalistic pulpit-pounders? A cappella singing? Non-resistant … Continue reading What is a Mennonite?
The most common thing thought of when the word oath is brought up in conversation is either cursing, as in profanity, or by putting your hand on a Bible and swearing to tell the truth in a court of law. … Continue reading The Performing of Oaths