First Global Mission Coordinators’ Retreat Held in Barbados

Inform. Strengthen. Expand. These were the general objectives set for the coming year by the leaders who met December 1-3, 2017 in St. Phillips, Barbados for the first Global Mission Coordinators’ retreat in the Caribbean Field.  Led by Revs. Dario & Lynda Richards (from Barbados and Guyana), Global Mission refers to the ministry in the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Day 2017

Here we are. Christmas. Lots of waiting for today, and now the hope is realized. Little kids finally get to open those presents. Busy workers finally get a day off. Family members finally get to see each other. Eat together. Laugh together. And each one of these “finallys” is an echo of that first Christmas... Continue Reading →

Learning from Mary

By Charles W. Christian I once heard a Catholic priest tell a joke about a scene in Heaven. Jesus walks up to a Protestant and a Catholic and says to them, “I am glad to see you two getting along so well.” Then Jesus turns to the Protestant and says, “I would like to introduce... Continue Reading →

Not God’s Favorite

By Scott Armstrong Jesus Comes Home with a Sobering Message Christmas is a time when many of us return home.  We laugh with relatives and gorge ourselves on excellent food.  Grandmas grab our cheeks and tell us we’ve grown sooooo big, which is awkward when you’re 8, but try when you are 40! Luke 4... Continue Reading →

The True Story of St. Nicholas

By Adam Estle *This article was originally published by Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (EMEU). Have you found yourself pondering where the story of Santa Claus originated? You might also be asking yourself, “What does Santa Claus have to do with increasing my understanding of the Middle East?” We’re glad you asked! To answer the... Continue Reading →

Come, All You Not So Faithful

By Rev. Chris Gilmore One of my favorite Christmas carols begins with the line, “O, come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.” I imagine shepherds and wise men singing these words and asking others to join them as they visit the newborn and long-expected Savior. It is an invitation to gather around Jesus to celebrate his coming.  Come,... Continue Reading →

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