Through the Bible, the cornerstone of our faith, we know the stories of God's efforts to communicate with creation and of creation's response. God communicates through rainbows and burning bush, through earthquakes and fire, and through the still small voice. We pray that God will speak through us as we tell new stories of the faith, life and mission found in Christ's church.
Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter
August 28, 2015 by Rocky Supinger
Rocky Supinger talks with Ben Johnston-Krase
Ben Johnston-Krase talks about his new worshiping community Farm Church—not a church on a farm, a church that is a farm.
<---- Ben Johnston-Krase has served churches in Austin, Texas, and most recently, Racine, Wisconsin. In July 2014, Ben caught a vision for Farm Church in a dream, and he has been sharing that vision ever since. Before that, he was the associate pastor for campus and young adult ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Austin and then the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Racine. Read about his dreams for Farm Church in ...
You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.
August 28, 2015 by Derrick L. Weston
Owning our story
How I came to believe that church wasn’t the place for a broken person like me
by Derrick L. Weston
Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. That’s why it loves perfectionists—it’s so easy to keep us quiet. If we cultivate enough awareness about shame to name it and speak to it, we’ve basically cut it off at the knees. Shame hates having words wrapped around it. If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to ...
Things that make you go hmm . . .
August 27, 2015 by Shanell T. Smith
Therapy Ain't for Black Folk?!
by Shanell T. Smith
It's all I see in movies.
It's all that I've heard spoken.
"Black folk don't do therapy.
Unless he was a 'token'
Negros don't believe in sittin'
With no man to help to free us
We don't need no medication
All we needs, we got; it's Jesus!
Ain't no time for cryin' and frettin'.
The chu'ch'll pray to remove the hold.
Don't go runnin to no therapy
Leave that mess to da white folk."
Well, I'm Black and ...
Ditekemena program offers support for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Global Poverty
August 27, 2015 by Frank Dimmock
After the death of her parents, Noella was sent to live with her aunt. However, she was not there long. Her aunt’s child was often sick and she looked for someone to blame.
“Ever since you came to this house, my child has been sick. You must be cursed. Get out of here! Go wherever you want, but don’t come back here,” her aunt told her when she was 11 years old.
So Noella went to the market, looking for an answer to where she should go and how she could survive. She struggled to find food to ...
If not now, when?
August 27, 2015 by Rose Niles
Forget public access television. What about public access church?
by Rose Niles
to premium cable
it falls to us
in the church
as the last bastion
of a place
where poor children can
free of charge
be taught faith
be treated no different
from any other child
what a privilege to represent the
love of Jesus
we do that, don't we?
all the poor children
of every race and culture
free of charge
are welcome among our children
we do that, don't ...
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