Christ-Centered Discipleship

A few months ago, Dr. Rubén Fernández published in the Didache theological resource website an essay on discipleship within the context of the Mesoamerica Region.  I found it to be a bold, insightful rebuke of our current Church leadership and methodology (I include myself in that distinction).  Below I have provided an extract of this article... Continue Reading →

A Swift and Radical Change

In one of the neighborhoods in the city, two missionaries were doing door to door evangelism, knocking on doors to present the gospel using the “Wordless Book.” They knocked on the door insistently, but no one would open. When they were about to leave, a woman about 40 years old leaned out of a small... 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 →

Why We Wait

By Charles W. Christian “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31, KJV) The Season of Advent is about waiting; not a passive waiting, but the kind of waiting we see in this passage from Isaiah: an expectant waiting.  If there is a “fun” kind of waiting, it is this kind!  As Christians,... Continue Reading →

Compassion for the Lost

Rev. Ken Childress Isaiah chapter 6, verse 8: "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, here am I! Send me." Is it possible, after we have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, to be satisfied with what we see? What made... Continue Reading →

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