Hard Conversations at ChurchWorks

By Josh Speight Hard conversations are difficult, to be sure.  In the context of the congregation, they can be almost debilitating.  However, as ministers, we are called to share in conversations, even when the only thing we agree on is that we disagree. In the...

Reconciliation by Adjustment

By Nancy Thompson As a bankruptcy attorney, I’m often struck by the similarities between concepts important to my faith and my legal work. How these concepts work in “real life” even helps explain their meaning to Christians.  For example, understanding exactly how...

Resolutions for Renewal

by Brian Ford Well, it’s that time of year again folks. Time for some of us to make well intentioned “New Year’s Resolutions” and the like. Perhaps we gained a few pounds or spent too little time with family last year, and want to make a new start and renew our...

Myriads and Myriads

A two-hour worship service on Sunday night is typical at Providentia Baptist Church in Bucharest. Last Sunday night two young children read a poem and recited scripture. A 12-year old boy playing a guitar (as big as he was) played and led us in “Our God is an...

Kingdom Kia

Last week I was in mid-Missouri – a beautiful week to be on the road enjoying fall foliage and the rolling terrain of south central Missouri.  As I entered Rolla I noticed a huge new car dealership beside the interstate – Kingdom Kia. In conversation with a friend, I...