Since the first congregational meeting was called in first century Jerusalem to elect seven spiritually qualified men to serve as deacons and focus on deeds of mercy and kindness, the church has been committed to meeting the needs of those inside and outside the church.
I believe our greatest challenge at this moment in history is to demonstrate a commitment to our distinctives and a willingness to give one another room for diversity.
We must equip one another by sharing our indi
By Dr. Thomas Whiteman. When most people think about divorce, they usually conjure up images of the embittered parents, the emotionally torn children, or maybe even the crafty legal posturing of the lawyers. Yet there is another drama that unfolds that we typically hear very little about. It is the plight of the par
Prayerfully, we determined to: continue giving 10 percent of our gross income as the tithe; begin giv
By Walter Wood, Jr. There seems to be some
Will the family survive? Will the Church survive? Christian traditionalists and boomers alike must understand how crucial it is to reach the busters with the biblical message of hope in Christ.
By Charles W. Anderson. Dad Chisholm was in a class by himself. An excellent manager and a superb surgeon, he was honored by being named to both the international College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. His main interest, however, was evange
By Howard Eyrich. A necessary component in understanding aging is the demythologization of our cultural folklore about “old people.” Demythologization is a fancy way of saying that is important to investigate current assumptions about aging in our society and compare them with the facts. Furthermore, it means that our individual and collective behavior must be adjusted to the facts.
By Matsu Crawford. The process of growing old has been going on since the first living thing appeared on Planet Earth. We should look upon it as a natural, inevitable process.