The Church is Changing (and that’s a good thing)

At the end of Acts 2 (vv. 42-47) we see a new community forming among those who were baptized into Christ in response to the call to follow Christ (v. 41).  The New Living Translation describes that event like this: 42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing … Continue reading The Church is Changing (and that’s a good thing)

1 Goal for 2020

As the new year approaches, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to pursue in 2020.  Those goals are usually designed to improve the quality of our lives in a significant way, and one goal that will powerfully impact your life is attending the worship services of a local congregation weekly. One … Continue reading 1 Goal for 2020

The Church & Poverty

Recently, newspaper columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. emceed a "poverty summit" that included President Obama as a panelist. Because of the president's involvement, the summit received significant news coverage; however, it seemed to devolve into the political food fight we've unfortunately become accustomed to rather than promote any real solution for how to address poverty in … Continue reading The Church & Poverty