Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Learning from the “Dones” and “Nones”

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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...

Real simple sharing

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It was late, and I had a 45-minute drive ahead of me. I was already groggy, and so I pulled into a Get ‘n...

What a glorious gift

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It was Christmas morning, and I sat amidst the hubbub of gift opening commotion. My brother and sisters were to the right and left,...

You can be an online missionary

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It was 10:30 on a Tuesday morning and I’d just sent a batch of emails to pastors about an upcoming prayer meeting. My coffee...

When we disagree

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For almost 20 years, the U.S. Conference of MB Churches (USMB) has followed the policy regarding women in ministry that was adopted by delegates...

On the Border

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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...

Rethinking retirement

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In the spring of 2016, I transitioned out of senior pastoral leadership at Reedley (Calif.) MB Church. Connie, my wife, and I enjoyed 17...

Is the Bible worth reading?

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Reading the Bible can be (very) hard. Even for seasoned believers, certain sections of Scripture can seem to have little cultural relevance to our...