Frustration: Good for the Soul?

By Molly Jane Layton I lost my keys this past week in a rather mysterious fashion. I arrived at work with them in hand, using my fob to buzz into the building and up the elevator. Our church office is open c... Read More...

Winter, Desolation, and Faith

By Richard Moss The depths of winter are the bleakest of times, gray and fallow, the trees emptied of life, the wildlife desperate and sullen, the earth a crystalline tomb. The winter mires us and spreads it... Read More...

Jesus leads us in dying to self

The gospel stubbornly reminds us of death, and not just any death, but the gruesome execution of the only human being to have surrendered perfectly to the will of God.


Good structures are necessary but not sufficient conditions for healthy churches in the twenty-first century.