How can we learn to "listen" for God? How can we trust what we perceive? And how do we act faithfully on what we believe God is prompting us to do?
Has Christian mission always been a positive influence in the world? Or is there a dark side, one we need to figuratively burn down, in order to recapture our call to the missio dei, God's mission for God's world?
Maybe consumer culture really has won Christmas. Or maybe we really can recapture that sense of excitement and anticipation as Advent unfolds.
Often, these tools are used for little more than figuring out what committee at church we should be serving on. But what if they can unlock something more powerful?
The Gabriel Project of West Virginia benefits families without adequate financial resources to meet the tangible needs of a new baby. They provide necessary baby items, such as new cribs, new car seats, diapers, formula, clothing, and hygiene products at no or low cost to clients.
This Sunday at New Wineskins, North Place's Wendy Williams will join us to introduce us to the facility's mission and vision and share how unconditional love is breaking through to transform the lives of new mothers and their children.
Does God really want to grant us "enlarged territories" and pain-free lives? If so, what's the deal? And if not, why would Jabez even warrant recognition in the Holy Scriptures?
Are we just trying to feed an irreparably broken model for what the church is and how it works? Or are there ways to redeem the church? To reinvent it for new generations of people who view the world through much different lenses than those who came before?
What is it about humbleness that's so attractive, yet so difficult? Could it be that our humility might be the most compelling thing about us and our churches?
Does the 21st Century American church read the bible through the lens of the heroes or the victims? How might our understanding of the world change if we chose the right perspective?