Mission Trips Revisited

Mission Trips Revisited

I still remember the conversation. I was talking with our associate pastor about an upcoming annual youth mission trip. We both expressed some frustration with previous years’ trips. It wasn’t so much the places we had gone or the things we had done but mostly with...
Souper Supper and Other Ideas

Souper Supper and Other Ideas

Since 1990, Super Bowl Sunday has marked an annual event for churches across the country as youth groups and congregations engage in “Souper Bowl of Caring” activities to address hunger needs in local communities. The aim of Souper Bowl efforts include: “Transforming...

The Mission of Brown Jesus

  She sat in the middle of the crowd of about 100 students at a distinguished Christian university in Southern California. Following my keynote remarks titled “The Gospel and the Politics of Race,” she raised her hand sheepishly and asked the ten million dollar...
In the Heart of the City

In the Heart of the City

Old Stone Church in Cleveland, Ohio has been meeting on Public Square in the heart of downtown Cleveland since 1820. Incorporated as the First Presbyterian Society in 1827, its first permanent building was dedicated in 1834. The church has maintained its place as “a...
Intergenerational Morning of Mission

Intergenerational Morning of Mission

by Corrie Berg An intergenerational day of community service. All hands needed. All ages welcome. What could be better? It punches all the Christian education tickets. It mixes the young and old, includes our children in the gospel-mandate to care for others, and...