Not caring for creation can be a symptom of a narrow view of sin and the scope of its effects. However, the Gospel is just as comprehensive. As my favorite Christmas hymn Joy to the World exclaims, “He comes to make his blessings flow as far as the curse is found.”Read More
He frequently heard teaching about the importance of vocation and all-of-life discipleship, but he never saw anyone’s work—apart from pastoral, missionary, and nonprofit work—publicly celebrated...Read More
Take a moment to read about Tina's journey in medicine and how she has lived into her conviction to be hands of hope and healing to underserved populations locally and to the ends of the Earth.Read More
Last year, I decided I wanted to wash my children's feet...
The gift of being served, of being loved, and being known is that it creates safety and freedom to lament, mourn, and cry out to our Father. Like my beautiful daughter, I also find myself minimizing my need for it.
Because it is also the way of things that 90% of Deaf children are born to hearing parents. Ninety percent. They do not share the same first language with their parents, but herein, in the midst of brokenness, the gospel enters in. Logevangelium...Read More
It started with an Instagram account and a hashtag: #whyilovewhereilive. It soon became a full scale movement, manifest in a blog, events, clothing, social media feeds, and so on. Why I love Where I Live- or WILWIL – has now became a galvanizing force in Tucson.Read More
From working on a project to revolutionize medical care in rural Africa to day-to-day living on mission locally, Susanna Johnson shares her journey as she seeks to glorify God and love her neighbor through her vocation as an engineer.
...Andrea had nothing. She came straight from the top of a train, through the desert, across the border with her father, into ICE custody and then to our front door. In a panic, the only thing her dad could give her was the shirt off his back. Nothing had prepared me for moments like this.Read More
...Rather, I expected to find a message about a God that cared exclusively about spiritual matters, and that environmental stewardship was fine, but ultimately not very important.
I was wrong. As I opened up the scriptures, I encountered a God who is the creator, sustainer, and redeemer of the whole world—a God deeply concerned with the spiritual, social, and physical aspects of life.Read More
We got licensed for foster care several months ago on a Monday. On Tuesday afternoon the state workers stood at our front door with our first placement, an 11-month-old Native American boy.
When our sweet and rambunctious little man showed up at our door, I realized two things very quickly. First, I realized how quickly your heart can attach to a kid....Second, I realized that I didn’t know anything at all about Native culture...Read More
... But rarely are people thinking about these two questions: “What type of people are necessary to cultivate a city with these attributes?” and “Am I willing to invest in and care for the community where I live?”Read More
...How can we be a catalyst to help others see, with new eyes, the place where they grew up? More importantly, how do we help others discover and engage with people that are different from them in their own neighborhoods where they may have gone unseen and forgotten?Read More
In honor of the 29th and final day of Black History Month, we wanted to share a poem by a young woman, Jordan, from one of our local churches. Her words are brave and true. Challenging and beautiful.Read More
A stranger is asking you a question. You missed it the first time so she patiently repeats herself, “your table is all set, are you and your party ready to be seated?” You look around at your 12 closest girls, all here to celebrate the relationships and love you’ve shared, and anticipate the commitment you are making in just a short week’s time. Her question, “are you ready…” feels so much bigger.
The world seems to be going mad. If you go by what the news reports, the situation is pretty bleak. Particularly when it comes to relations between Christians and Muslims.
But what we hear on the news is not the whole story.Read More
When considering God’s gifts to me, it’s important to remember just how many things are gifts: musical talent, college education, passion for the arts, opportunity, temperament, personality, life!..Read More