Darkness Into Light

Darkness Into Light

By: Pressley Cox “The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” John 1: 5  The Message Fires, floods, hurricanes, shootings, wars, and rumors of wars!  There is much darkness in the world.  How do churches prepare people to meet...
Singing Faith All Day Long

Singing Faith All Day Long

By: Ingrid Ladendorf I have a vivid memory of singing “God made the sea and God made me” in our Methodist worship when I was in first grade. There were many aspects of that experience that are memorable, but the words in my head have remained connected to that melody...
A New Song: Secular Music in Ministry

A New Song: Secular Music in Ministry

By: Steve Lindsley As a grade-school kid, I have vivid memories of my father sitting at the foot of my bed at night, six-string guitar in hand, singing me to sleep with beautiful lullabies. They were not, however, typical bedtime fare. Leave it to my Dad to soothe me...
Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

By: Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez Enjoy this article about music from our archives,  first posted in our print format. With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. Church...
White Flour

White Flour

By: Looking for a resource to begin a conversation about recent events in Charlottesville? Check out the book “White Flour” by David LaMotte. David’s website says this: “Inspired by true events in May of 2007, White Flour tells a story of humor...
Let’s Be Neighbors

Let’s Be Neighbors

By: David Lamotte I have learned to pay attention to the words, “Somebody oughta…” It is universally acknowledged that the United States is at a particularly divisive point in our history. Not, as some have said, the most divisive (try the early sixties or the Civil...