• Rebuilding the Temple

    Upheaval and hope in the 21st-century church by Anthony Grimes (image: Soliloquies—Joy by Makoto Fujimura) Behold, i am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:19 Since the dawn of the millennium, a new zeitgeist has emerged in American Christianity, characterized by both cultural upheaval and deep spiritual hunger. […]

  • The Great Commission Here at Home

    Sharing Christ with the Deaf community by Sarita Fowler Many Christians unwittingly overlook the world’s third-largest unreached people group, many of whom live in the US. Although this group shares many similarities with the rest of us, their culture and language differ significantly from ours. Although natural-born citizens, Americans who are deaf enjoy little access […]

  • Succor and Salvation

    The church is God’s plan for eliminating poverty There is one institution on earth with the capacity, the presence, the credibility, the endurance, and the passion to perform the ultimate act of caring for the poor. It is the church, the body of Christ. The world’s largest corporation is China Petro-Chemical, which boasts a labor […]

  • Church + Unsung Heroes = Hope

    by Sarah Bessey If I am intentional about holding space for the stories of pain and despair and wounding, I am also intentional about holding space for the hope and the victory. I have hope first of all because of, well, Jesus. Everything always comes back to him, because I believe in the redemptive movement […]

  • Rebuilding the Temple

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  • No Boom Without Bust

    Against enormous odds, an activist fights fracking in his hometown by Aaron Foltz In many ways Williamsport, Pa., (pop. 29,304) is the perfect American city. Nestled into a river valley, it’s the town where Little League was born. The local high school team is called the Millionaires, harkening back to the days when Williamsport boasted […]

  • Confronting the Oppressor with Humanity

    Peaceful protesters get up-close and personal with Israeli soldiers Story and photography by Ryan Rodrick Beiler Mahmoud Al’aa Elddin spends most Friday afternoons in “dialogue” with the Israeli soldiers who invade his West Bank village of Al-Masara. Each week since 2006, Palestinian, international, and Israeli activists have attempted to march from Al-Masara to agricultural lands […]

  • The Priesthood of All Believers

    Download/View PDF by Landon Eckhardt A couple of years ago I was living and working in New York City, where I embraced the daily challenge of trying to integrate my faith with both my work life and the culture of the city. New York City has five boroughs, where more than 8 million people speak […]

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The World Is Our Classroom

Recovering the humanity of education by Anthony Grimes The form of education should follow its function. That is to say that once we agree upon the purpose of education, dialogue about which pedagogies best accomplish this end becomes more meaningful. We may even dare to raise the question, “Does compulsory schooling as currently constructed actually […]