Category: Church

Church + History = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Phyllis Tickle In a word, history. A new form of Christian ecclesiology, known today in all its many and varying presentations under the...

Church + Most Vulnerable = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Grace Biskie I'm sitting on a double-decker, red-eye Megabus, Nashville bound, nonstop from Chicago. My friend bought me a ticket so I can...

Church + Frailty = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Jon M. Sweeney I see in the church today a fresh sense of brokenness and uncertainty, a people who remember the hegemony of...

Church + Unsung Heroes = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me 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...

Church + Humility (x 2) = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Ken Wilson Dietrich Bonhoeffer complained that the Protestant mainliners he met in the United States during his visit to Union Theological Seminary were...

Church + Endurance = Hope

When I look at the church, what gives me hope? by Christian Piatt It may sound funny, but I find hope in the fact that the gospel of Jesus has endured this long, despite...

A Church for Troubled Minds

by Amy Simpson Lives affected by mental illness, whether the afflicted or their families, are typically marked by isolation. Those suffering from the effects of mental illness desperately need to experience the love and...