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 + 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 + 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...