One Ministry – A Family of Programs
Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final installment in A More Welcoming Way, a series of TC articles on the immigration experience, attempts at reform and the church’s role in the process.
For the past few years, Sojourners has been intimately involved in efforts to reform America’s broken immigration system. We took up this issue because we believe that our Christian faith compels us to...Read More at Think Christian
Spiritual disciplines prepare us to worship God. Worship brings us into God’s presence. We can’t expect to see God like Isaiah did. God keeps his glory hidden for our own good (Exodus 33:19-23) so that it won’t destroy us. But we might catch a glimpse of his holiness.
Isaiah’s response is instinctive and instructive. Seeing God surrounded by angels singing “Holy, Holy, Holy,” a terrified Isaiah exclaims, “Woe to me! … I am … unclean.” Isaiah feels hopeless and helpless, as good as dead and justly condemned. He makes the appropriate response: an...Read More at This is Today
If you’ve ever heard Bill Hybels speak about leadership, you know he is on the forefront of what it means to be a leader. As an attender of Willow Creek Community Church, I’m fortunate to hear Bill teach a lot. Recently, he shared six strategies good leaders use all based on the biblical story of...Read More at ChurchJuice.reframemedia.com
In a much loved passage in Ephesians 2, the Apostle Paul notes that there is spiritual deadness we can't do anything about on our own, because naturally the dead can't do anything for themselves. However, Paul takes a dramatic turn and moves us from the paralysis of being spiritually dead to...Read More at GroundWork
Have you known someone who knows what you're feeling, just by looking at you? Some people may be naturally tuned to another's emotions, but that doesn't mean the rest of us can't develop our emotional radar. Empathy is a skill, one we can cultivate to become more compassionate in our relationships. Sympathy is simply feeling sorry for someone, or maybe happy for them.But empathy is a deeper...Read More at Family Fire