Two Ways to Say the Same Thing

Two Ways to Say the Same Thing

Not many people quote Chuck Colson and William Sloane Coffin in the same breath. That is one of the problems in the church today. We draw lines in the sand between liberal and conservative and tend to camp out on one side of the line or other. However, if we really...
Every Picture Tells a Story

Every Picture Tells a Story

The story of my life was captured on slides. Some families used printed pictures, but my Dad captured all the important moments in the life of our family on slides. Periodically we would have a family slide show and look at the pictures of yesterday. Since my Dad was...
Graduation and Commencement

Graduation and Commencement

This is the time of year for graduation ceremonies. In recent days, families of high school and higher education graduates have celebrated the “moving of the tassel.” Churches often join in these celebrations to mark this significant passage in a person’s life. Woven...
Unity of the Spirit

Unity of the Spirit

I like the story of the man from the Northeast who was in the south for a conference. He went to a diner for breakfast and asked for eggs, sausage, and toast. As the server brought the order he noticed a little white puddle on his plate. “What’s that?” he wondered....
Philanthropy and Stewardship

Philanthropy and Stewardship

There is an old children’s poem that goes like this: What kind of church would my church be, If all of its members were just like me? That is a good question to ask ourselves related to the stewardship of our time, talents, treasure, and testimony. Many churches are...