What’s your favorite…

song by James Taylor?  I have a story to tell. When Luke was 13 we were playing a baseball tournament in St Louis. On one of our many trips in the elevator we got out on our floor and a friend said to me, “Did you know that man with us was James Taylor?” I [Read More...]

Youth Ministry and the Church: by Chris Folmsbee

Our friend Chris Folmsbee, a leader in youth ministry, offers us one more reflection on youth ministry today, and his topic — youth ministry and church — is as timely as it gets. Let’s think together today about the issue of how our youth are mentored into the church. I’ve been thinking a bunch lately [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends: Derek Leman

This week’s Friday is for Friends comes from Derek Leman, a messianic rabbi (or a messianic pastor for some of us). I am finding that his questions are haunting more and more of us these days, and I hope we have a good conversation about this today. They said to the mountains and to the [Read More...]

Once in a Lifetime Book

Every now and then, but not very often, someone writes a book that is a once-in-a-lifetime publication. Wow! Everett Ferguson has just given us an exhaustive study of baptism in the first five centuries: Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries . What are the most decisive arguments [Read More...]


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