Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Running on spiritual fumes

I always wanted to be a mom. I was a sought-after babysitter as a teen, and as a young adult, I loved spending time...

Grab hold of Paul’s cross-shaped courage

Imagine getting an email from a friend saying something like this, “We’ve gone through some incredibly hard times lately. It has been so utterly...

Still bearing fruit

The church family I serve is guided by a vision of discipleship as a lifelong journey of “following Jesus together.” As a pastor, I...

On the Border

Fourteen people—nine men and five women, all from Mexico—stand shoulder to shoulder in front of a judge in federal court in Brownsville, Texas, on...

We are God’s ambassadors for justice

It was less than a decade ago that I sat across the table from Debra. She was a mother but not an ideal one....

Learning from the “Dones” and “Nones”

In the early 2000s, Adam was the star quarterback at his local high school. That notoriety—combined with using his older brother’s ID to purchase...

Talking technology

Rick Bartlett, Tabor College director of theological education and assistant professor of ministry; Dave Buller, associate pastor at North Oak Community Church in Hays,...

Caring for God’s creation

Earlier this winter over coffee at Wendy’s in Hillsboro, Kansas, I fielded a question from one of the Ebenfeld MB Church farmers crowded around...