Church as Family

By Neil Dhingra Should we think of the church as a family? Tolstoy famously wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” and the line also seems to apply to the ch... Read More...

Nourishing Memories, Chapter 1

Early Childhood A continuation of my memoir. By Graham Kings “I must confess, I was born at a very early age.” — Groucho Marx Birth I make the same confession as Groucho Marx. Perhaps, though, it is w... Read More...

Adopted in Baptism

By Clint Wilson I am now at the stage in life where I have become familiar with the plot lines of many children’s stories, including The Giving Tree, The Monster at the End of This Book, The Berenstain Bears series, Good Night Moon, and, of course, Slaughte... Read More...

Not Ashamed at the Gates

By Sam Keyes   Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, * even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; * they shall not be ashamed when they speak with the... Read More...

The Church or the Family?

By Calvin Lane There is, arguably, no greater imperative for the Church at this moment than deep formation in the Christian narrative. Everything we do hinges on our story, the story we hold deep within that... Read More...

“Don’t Cheat on God”: The Seventh Commandment

By Brandt L. Montgomery In “Faith of My Father,” I recalled how God made possible the reunion between my late father and I in 1997, following a seven-year estrangement. I further recounted Dad’s pastor describing him not only as a firm Christian but also a ... Read More...

Nature, Grace, and Adoption

Since it is small, accessible, and thoroughly theological, it would be an excellent resource for beginning a conversation on adoption and assisted reproduction among pastors or seminary students, who may be asked to counsel other Christians.