We are all Atheists

We are all Atheists

For the last ten weeks, I have been teaching conversational English lessons at the Economics University in Prague. Speaking English is a really marketable skill here. It’s almost a necessity, especially for students who’ll enter the job hunt after they graduate. With access to native English speakers pretty limited, students are always looking for ways […]

By Cody Janicek on May 31, 2015

A Century of Healthcare for God’s Glory

A Century of Healthcare for God’s Glory

Join us in celebrating with Kijabe Hospital, our ministry partners in Kenya. This year, they celebrate 100 years of healthcare for God’s glory! Recently Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta attended centennial festivities and thanked AIM, the Africa Inland Church and many others for their service. President Kenyatta took a tour, and as he passed through the […]

By R.J. March on May 29, 2015

Being Here: The Importance of Presence

Being Here: The Importance of Presence

The answer to the question came quite by accident. And, I don’t know, maybe it wasn’t even the right question to ask. I was just an average musician in a city that had chewed up the best musicians in history, overwhelmed with the thought, “How can I and our church impact the arts in our city?” […]

By Daniel Beilman on May 28, 2015

Why I Believe in the Power of Creative Expression

Why I Believe in the Power of Creative Expression

I believe in the power of creative expression. This is something I have always believed, almost without conscious effort. Since before I can remember, I have always poured myself into my projects or my baking or long ago (or maybe not so long…) in my princess coloring pages. Always striving for some higher expression as […]

By Serge on May 22, 2015

Tikkun Olan: Restoring a Broken World through Art in Ireland

Tikkun Olan: Restoring a Broken World through Art in Ireland

Tonia had a nagging voice in her head her whole life. It would badger her saying, “What do you have to show for yourself?”  Things of art—painting and writing—are misinterpreted as a frivolous activity. But art also happens to be what Tonia was most passionate about. She is currently working on her third novel and […]

By Serge on May 20, 2015

Recovering Craftsmanship in Christian Hospitality

Recovering Craftsmanship in Christian Hospitality

A group of young men (all apparently named Dude) sat in a circle on the airport carpeting and eagerly discussed their plans for a trip to Europe. The group of plaid-clad, bearded, craft-beer enthusiasts was headed overseas not for hip bars in Berlin or the pubs of London. As it turns out, they traveled exclusively […]

By R.J. March on May 19, 2015

The Gospel of Grace Propels Us Outward

The Gospel of Grace Propels Us Outward

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13) When we truly understand the depth and richness of the gospel, we naturally feel joy, delight, and freedom because of who Jesus is and what he has done […]

By Serge on May 13, 2015

Mother’s Day by Grace

Mother’s Day by Grace

Yesterday we acknowledged grace, which is perhaps seen most clearly in acknowledging that most of us had mothers who loved us for no other reason than we were theirs, long before they knew anything about how we would turn out. I am thankful for my mother, who created a home, read to us, protected us, believed in […]

By Jennifer Myhre on May 11, 2015

A Tribute to Jim Pettit: Artist, Servant, Friend

A Tribute to Jim Pettit: Artist, Servant, Friend

Jim Pettit died Monday night in Dublin, Ireland, of a heart attack. He and his wife Laura have been working there with Serge since 2011, facilitating an arts ministry. Serge staff had prayed for years for God to raise up people to go to Ireland and draw closer connections between beauty, faith, the church, and […]

By Matt Allison on May 08, 2015

Where Death No Longer Reigns

Where Death No Longer Reigns

In 1969 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote On Death and Dying which has now become famous especially for the five stages of grief that she presented. I’ve wondered why more books aren’t written about death in evangelical circles. My supposition is that it’s because most of the writing and publishing takes place in the developed world where we […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on May 05, 2015