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A Reminder for Struggling Parents

We recognize that we are all living through unprecedented and uncertain times. This time is especially hard for families in our midst. Schedules are in upheaval. Homes are turning into workplaces and school buildings. Parents are juggling multiple responsibilities. It can seem like you are always swimming upstream. Be encouraged parents, you’ve been given a […]

A Prayer of Lament

Reigning Lord Jesus, We declare that you sit upon your throne as our Ascended King. Yet, we lament that your power and authority is often hidden from our eyes. How long will you let death ravage your world? How long will you let Satan ravage people’s lives? How long will you let sin and sickness […]

Stop Holding Your Breath!

Is this COVID-19 merely the equivalent of a blizzard? Or will it be a long winter? Or, worse, an ice age? Andy Crouch summarizes three perspectives and possible realities in his recent article on the need for our adaptation to what appears to be our new normal. When COVID-19 hit, most everyone was thinking in […]

Ministry of Mercy

The sociologist and historian Rodney Stark has written extensively on the early Christian church’s response to epidemics and plagues in the Roman Empire. In a culture where pity was viewed as a character defect, Christians spoke and acted differently. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, devastating plagues swept through the empire. Two responses were common: […]

Not Business As Usual

What do we do when God interrupts our schedule as a church? Right now, it seems, like churches are scrambling to keep doing everything they were doing before. Technology is the savior who is rescuing us from our fear of deprivation. With the click of the button, you can listen in, sing along, comment in […]