Keep Wrestling and God’s Grace will Seep Out

Keep Wrestling and God’s Grace will Seep Out

By: Emily K. Bisset From there [Jesus] set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him,...
Teaching from Your Own Brokenness

Teaching from Your Own Brokenness

By: Jim Kok Mark Van was a young pastor successfully building a new congregation in a middle-class suburb. He was highly regarded for his well-crafted and enthusiastically presented sermons. Then he was knocked down by a stroke. Several years later, Mark said, “As I...
Who is My Neighbor? Thinking Theologically about Immigration

Who is My Neighbor? Thinking Theologically about Immigration

By: Cathy M. Kolwey You walk with us in deserted places And show us the way to the Promised Land. Guide us through the thorny thickets that entangle us, the arid refuge of serpents and scorpions that puncture our resolve. That our determination to continue in your...
Dealing Christianly with Political Differences

Dealing Christianly with Political Differences

By: Katherine Baker I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things...
Healing and Reconciliation: A Canadian Perspective

Healing and Reconciliation: A Canadian Perspective

By: David Phillips Why are we in the situation we are in today in Canada in respect to our First Nations and Métis? The answer is found in large part in the system of residential schools established in Canada. These schools, in many cases, were a joint venture of the...
Age, Culture  and the Church

Age, Culture and the Church

By: Henry Simmons Why do older adults—not individually but as a whole—evoke negative reactions? Our personal stories of deeply loved and admired individual older adults cannot overcome the hard fact that most of us—myself included at age 74—cannot answer the...