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Kris Beckert: Bomb Shelter or Flashlight Factory?
Kris Beckert | 10 Sep 2013
Part I: Inevitable Outcome? Today most of us are more mindful of the effects of terrorism than we are about atomic bombs. But in the 1950’s, when atomic bombs became...
Gannon Sims: Is there a difference between a Fresh Expression and a Church Plant?
Gannon Sims | 31 Jul 2013
It’s a question we’re frequently asked, and for good reason. Is there a difference between church planting and Fresh Expressions of church? To answer the question, we need to look...
A Voice of Forgiveness
Gannon Sims | 30 Jul 2013
Austin, Texas—It started with a question. An immigrant congregation—The Austin Chinese Church–asked a few college students if they would be interested in birthing a community that would be indigenous to...
The Reason Your Church Only Reaches Christians
Chris Morton | 26 Jun 2013
Imagine this: You grew up going to church. Your best friends were in youth group. Then you went to a Christian college where you met your Christian spouse. The bridesmaids...
Jesus is Sharing Us
Gannon Sims | 21 May 2013
The story of Vincent Van Gogh is familiar to many of us. In his early career, he was a pastor and preacher but his church thought he was overzealous, too...
Heather Gormley: Making the world credible to the gospel
24 Apr 2013
Our job is not to water down the faith so that the Gospel becomes credible to the modern world—our job is to make the world credible to the Gospel. -Stanley...
And we were like those who dreamed
Gannon Sims | 25 Mar 2013
by Gannon Sims South Bend, Indiana—One night, Heather Ghormley had a dream. Around the same time, someone in her neighborhood group had the same dream. They dreamed that their little...
Gannon Sims: The Green Martyrs
Gannon Sims | 20 Mar 2013
The following is an excerpt from a sermon preached on the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The story of St. Patrick is a lot more compelling than our celebrations of him. In...
George Linney: From dust you were born
19 Feb 2013
The day began gloomy and in a misty rain—just as it should. Driving in the freezing rain, Mumford & Sons consoled and convicted me with the reminder that I am...
Kris Beckert: Arrows on the Interstate
Kris Beckert | 23 Jan 2013
I didn’t want to go. There are times in our lives when we just really don’t want to do something we know we have to do. Some of them involve...
Chris Backert: An Advent–Pentecost Reflection
Chris Backert | 19 Dec 2012
Many of my friends know that, at best, I am a “low-church” liturgist. A few years ago, most of the rigidity of the liturgical calendar was more binding than loosing...
The Colonial ‘Inn-carnation’
Gannon Sims | 18 Dec 2012
by Gregg Jennings Fredericksburg, Virginia—In October of 2011, there was a murder at The Colonial Motel. Evidence suggests it was a drug deal gone badly. The Colonial is an ironic...
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