Church identity

Now is the Time to Plan

By Timothy Siburg
The calendar now says that it is June. For many people, it is the start of summer. For others, maybe it is even the heart of summer, depending on where you live. Wherever you are… read more

The Monolith in the Middle of the Room

By Jerrod Hugenot
In this day of multi-platform media habits with iPhones, tablets and other hand-helds making stationary tech (PCs, TVs, you name it) obsolete, it is inevitable that we find… read more

Lenten Reflections: The Travails of Change, or Transition Comes to Downton

By Jerrod Hugenot
During the Lenten season, I find looking at popular culture helps me connect with the pondersome questions of what it means to be human. As Christians journey through Lent, we… read more

We Win in the Trenches

By Joseph W. Daniels Jr.
My twenty-two-year-old son Joey was a phenomenal multisport, multi-position athlete in high school. He had the intangibles necessary to win—a big heart, a perceptive mind… read more

Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

By Jerrod Hugenot
A reviewer’s confessional: I grew up on a rural southeast Kansas farm. We felt lucky to break even some years. I know firsthand the context of rural poverty, with a lack of… read more

Disciple Multiplication Is the Main Thing

By Christie Latona
To live out our mission in relevant and vibrant ways, two things are required of us: to multiply disciples and to innovate. We can’t manage, restructure, or cut our way out… read more
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