We come together, not because of any natural draw to each other, but because of our mutual attraction to our Savior. He draws people who would never relate in any other sphere, and He enables their relationship through His blood. Continue reading Gospel Relationships: Transcending Work and Weather
It seems that the more we talk about things like racism, religion, gender identity, and other platforms of discrimination, the more divided we become. Is it even worth it? Continue reading Do You Discriminate?
Healthy conflict produces fruit and changes lives. It calls us to reevaluate our position. Healthy conflict honors God when, through it, we allow truth to shape and grow us. Continue reading Conflict and the Church
Do you spend your time searching for service opportunities that are more exciting or seem to be more connected to the work God is doing in the world? Continue reading Mundane Ministry
Stephen Decatur Jr. sailed the Intrepid into the harbor of Tripoli under cover of darkness. His mission: to set afire the USS Philadelphia captured by Tripolitan forces after running aground on an uncharted reef. The frigate was now a menace … Continue reading What Is the Purpose of the Church?
Are you awake? Are you like the servants preparing for His return… Continue reading Living in Light of Eternity
Jesus has called His followers to respond differently, and we either tarnish or demonstrate our heavenly citizenship by our conduct as earthly citizens. Continue reading Dynamic Citizens
We wage war by a different method, and our weapons are words of truth and love in action. Continue reading Nonresistant Love
“Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? … He who swears to his own hurt and does not change.” (Psalm 15:1, 4b)1 Integrity As Anabaptists, we are taught early on … Continue reading Christian Integrity
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?