Problems with Forgiveness

By Amber Noel The priest says, “Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor,” and maybe (if you’re lucky), there’s a period of silence before you launch into “Most merciful God,” during which your e... Read More...

The Searchlight of the Holy Spirit

By Marcia Hotchkiss One of the gifts of my spiritual direction training program a few years ago was exposure to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. It introduced me to an imaginative and prayerful... Read More...

Social Media That Doesn’t Shrink Your Soul?

By Jon Jordan There are lots of reasons to be wary of social media, and there is no shortage of opinions currently being published about a certain billionaire’s looming purchase of a certain network. While I have plenty of opinions on that matter, I will re... Read More...

What the Pentecostals Taught Me

By Jonathan Turtle Pentecostals have taught me a lot. You see, despite being born to a Presbyterian father from Belfast and a Roman Catholic mother from Dublin, being baptized in the Church of Ireland (a com... Read More...

Listening with the Heart

By Marcia Hotchkiss I have always been a reader. Going to the public library weekly was an activity that I treasured as a child. When my faith became more real to me in high school, I participated in Bible s... Read More...

The Scouring of the White Horse

By Christopher Yoder   On a hill in the Berkshire Downs in southern England, there is an enormous, abstract figure of a horse cut into chalk. The white lines of the chalk horse stand out sharply from the surrounding grassland. The White Horse of Uffington, ... Read More...

Equipping the (Young) Saints

By Clint Wilson I would like to share with you the single most effective way I have encountered to develop mature, culturally-engaged, young adult Christian leaders, and the reason the church I serve has dec... Read More...

Forgiving Yourself

By Marcia Hotchkiss Last December my husband and I went to a party where we saw many old friends from a ministry we were involved in decades ago. One attractive and lovely woman told me matter-of-factly how ... Read More...