UK Sonship Conference: It's Hard to Hide Your Heart When Others Expose Theirs

UK Sonship Conference: It's Hard to Hide Your Heart When Others Expose Theirs

Editors note: This past April Serge partnered with several ministry leaders in the UK to hold the first-ever British-led UK Sonship Week. One of the conference organizers testifies to the life-giving work of God’s spirit in the following reflection.   The First-Ever, British-Led Sonship Conference   The dates: April 19-24, 2015. The place: King’s Park […]

By Esther Bennett on July 30, 2015

Recapturing a Wonder at Jesus

Recapturing a Wonder at Jesus

Too easily, the wonder of the gospel gets lost. Here’s how an 11-year-old at summer camp helped me find it again. The summer camp season is here, and I’m busy teaching Bible lessons. Christian camps attract all sorts of kids. Some are the super-churched type sent to Bible camp to spend a week adding to […]

By Jack Klumpenhower on July 16, 2015

Lord, Make Haste to Help Us: The Reorientation of the Lord’s Prayer

Lord, Make Haste to Help Us: The Reorientation of the Lord’s Prayer

We often think of the Lord’s Prayer as a succinct way to pray. It touches on all the basic needs of our lives: food and shelter, forgiveness, personal holiness, and kingdom advancement. Many of us are also familiar with Martin Luther’s amplification of the Lord’s Prayer in his famous little book written for his barber […]

By Tim LeCroy on July 15, 2015

Forgiven? Or Righteous?

Forgiven? Or Righteous?

As Christians we know and believe that Christ died for our sins. We believe he lived a perfect life that deserved no punishment, even though you and I have a terrible record. And on the cross, God transferred my record to Christ and punished him in my place. So as I am joined with Christ […]

By Josiah Bancroft on July 09, 2015

What Does it Look Like to be Called?

What Does it Look Like to be Called?

Logan Banks has known for a long while that eventually he would participate in an extended medical mission trip. That time now is quickly approaching. Banks, 34, formerly of Irondale but now living in Springfield, is in the process of preparing for a five-year mission trip to Burundi in eastern Africa. He spoke about the […]

By Clementine Carbery on July 09, 2015

Why Don't Americans Talk about our Bank Accounts?

Why Don't Americans Talk about our Bank Accounts?

I have a Middle Eastern friend who was a tour guide in Turkey. Before leading tourists around her city, she was coached on guests’ cultural expectations. One no-no was this: “Don’t ask Americans how much money they make.”   It was so strange to me that she’d received this advice. Not because I thought that […]

By Eileen O'Gorman on July 05, 2015