Light in the Midst of a Flood

Light in the Midst of a Flood

By: Jeannie Sullivan Two days after the flood in South Carolina, October 2015, Downtown Church (DTC) in Columbia, SC started a fund to purchase diapers, wipes, baby food, and formula for victims of the flood. The first gift to that fund was $8,000. Our initial...
Visual Faith and the Bible Project

Visual Faith and the Bible Project

By: Amber Dillon What is the Bible? People have tried to answer this question for years. Some say it is a hodgepodge of inspirational insights; others see it as a controlling, oppressive rulebook. With definitions like these, how can we approach such daunting...
The Importance of the Follow-up

The Importance of the Follow-up

By: Josh Richard I have had a dim view of church mission trips for much of my life. At best, they felt exploitative and self-righteous. At worst, they were damaging to vulnerable populations and an opportunity for a new Facebook profile photo. Anecdotally, that view...
Telling Our Stories in Worship

Telling Our Stories in Worship

By: Carol Wehrheim “I was driving on a very, very, snowy, icy, visibility-zero highway.” With these words, the congregation quieted waited for the next line. A congregational member was telling the story, the testimony, of another member, anonymous to the teller and...