Category: Faith

Christian Seder Checklist

Christian seder suppers are growing in popularity–and with good reason. Celebrating Passover and the fulfillment of ancient promises in Jesus Christ is an occasion packed with meaning. How important it is to celebrate both the...

/ March 29, 2018

In Defense of a Christian Seder

At the end of Holy Week, some believers will take part in a Christian seder supper. This is a growing trend among Christians because the event is so deeply meaningful, because it reminds us of...

/ March 28, 2018

Liya’s Freedom

A month ago, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in the Nigerian town of Dapchi. On Wednesday, nearly all those who were still alive were freed. However, one of the kidnapped...

/ March 24, 2018

Wedding Vows

After my marriage to the love of my life last year, numerous people have commented on our vows and asked to see them. I’m happy to share them, because they really are beautiful and true...

/ March 21, 2018

The 14 Most Popular Hymns 100 Years Ago

Louis Fitzgerald Benson (1855–1930) was a lawyer-turned-pastor who lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He was also something of a musical historian and an expert in hymnology, charged with editing hymnals for the Presbyterian...

/ March 16, 2018

Evangelism – Part 4: Evangelism Is Not Justice, Ecumenism, or Love

Welcome to a four-part series about what evangelism is and isn’t. In the first three pieces, I’ll look at why justice, ecumenism, and love are all components of evangelism. In the fourth piece, I’ll look...

/ March 10, 2018

Evangelism – Part 3: Love Is Evangelism

Welcome to a four-part series about what evangelism is and isn’t. In the first three pieces, I’ll look at why justice, ecumenism, and love are all components of evangelism. In the fourth piece, I’ll look...

/ March 9, 2018

Evangelism – Part 2: Ecumenism Is Evangelism

Welcome to a four-part series about what evangelism is and isn’t. In the first three pieces, I’ll look at why justice, ecumenism, and love are all components of evangelism. In the fourth piece, I’ll look...

/ March 8, 2018

Evangelism – Part 1: Justice Is Evangelism

Welcome to a four-part series about what evangelism is and isn’t. In the first three pieces, I’ll look at why justice, ecumenism, and love are all components of evangelism. In the fourth piece, I’ll look...

/ March 7, 2018

Release of ‘Strategic City: Istanbul City Guide’

At the beginning of 2017, a few of us from Park Community Church were asked to develop a Strategic City Guide for the International Mission Board. The chosen city was Istanbul. I’m pleased to say...

/ March 2, 2018