The Church in Chaos

Rev. Craig Shepperd Abstract: This essay looks at who the Church is to be in the midst of suffering, brokenness, and chaos. “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”... Continue Reading →

Show me Your Hands

By Leonard Sweet (European Nazarene College, January 18, 2011) I was reading Psalm 51:10 to my mother when she died: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a right spirit within me.” Now the key to the holiness movement is a clean heart.  So give me an image for a clean heart. ... Continue Reading →

Waiting Power

By: Dr. Dan Schafer President, World Gospel Mission *The following is an extract from the book: Transformational Vision “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14 Mind boggling! Sitting in the sweltering heat of an Ugandan afternoon, I typed up and sent off an important email with several... Continue Reading →

A Strong Foundation

By: Scott Armstrong A while ago I had a conversation with a college student who I see a lot of potential in.  I actually see gifts and graces in him to be a fantastic missionary someday.  He is passionate about issues of justice and helping the world to become a better place. At the same... Continue Reading →

A Risky Proposition

By Scott Armstrong I’ve been thinking about the parable of the talents recently.  And it’s making me uneasy. You know the story, right? Matthew 25 tells us that a man gives one servant five talents, another servant two, and a final servant one.  After a long time away, the master comes back to find that... Continue Reading →

Blameless? That’s Impossible!

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’” (Genesis 17:1-2) By Emily Armstrong God is renewing his covenant with Abraham that the promise... Continue Reading →

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