Then Hums My Soul: Hopes for Regathering

Then Hums My Soul: Hopes for Regathering

For the most part, I like reading C.S. Lewis, and quote him often, but there is one point on which we almost wholly disagree, and that is on the topic of congregational singing: “What we want to know is whether untrained communal singing is in itself any more edifying...
3 Questions About COVID-19 That Need Answers

3 Questions About COVID-19 That Need Answers

I’ll venture a guess that you have some questions about the current moment we are living in. Many are scientific: When will a vaccine or effective treatment be developed? What is the projected trajectory of this? What will the long-term effects be on our economy? Some...
Why I am a Pentecostal

Why I am a Pentecostal

 It’s a choice I make every day. Sometimes the choice is more pronounced, like when I fill out my credentials application and ponder the questions that I have answered affirmatively for the past 13 years. At other times it is more subtle. I’ll have a conversation with...
What Does A Formission Church Look Like?

What Does A Formission Church Look Like?

Jeremy Nippard What does a Formission church look like? In rabbinical fashion, I’ll answer a question with a question: What does McDonalds look like? It has the universally known symbol. Its menu is consistent but adapted to its context. It appeals to families and is...
The Secret to a Prolonged Period of Prime

The Secret to a Prolonged Period of Prime

Sheila Purchase In this September of 2019, my husband Douglas and I will celebrate 50 continuous years of ministry, except for a seven-year break where we did home care for two family members. The question is often asked, “how are you still doing fruitful ministry...