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What better year to celebrate Advent than 2020?

"The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer In a year so crazy the phrase, "It's 2020" has become a synonymous with bad news, many of us are caught in a …

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Can we get a pass on giving thanks this year?

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) A global pandemic, a bitterly contested election, separation from loved ones, economic uncertainty, a divided country, worship services at reduced capacity – maybe God will give us a pass on giving thanks this …

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An afternoon with pioneers of Christianity Explored in the U.S.

In October, Kevin and Beth Allen and I traveled to Colorado for some database training and to meet with several local pastors and course leaders of Christianity Explored. Colorado Springs is home to one of the pioneer churches for CE in the States - Village Seven Presbyterian Church, which adopted the new ministry coming out …

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