Martin Luther and the Wellness Movement

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson The wellness industry is booming, and this is a good thing. It is a part of our calling to care for ourselves in mind, body and spirit. The food we eat, and the way we exercise are not separate issues from our spirituality. I am proud that...

Choosing to Not Look Away

by Lauren Van Ham For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Isaiah 41:13, NIV Goodness knows there’s plenty to feel afraid about. Real or imagined, we receive a steady stream of messages each day...

Of Course it Matters — but Maybe Not

by Tom Pappas Last week I sent out 39 individual emails to fairly new members of our church; here are three responses from folks, far younger than me, who I invited to join a 6-week book study. “Thank you so much for the invite, but honestly I don’t even have...

Prayer for Our Supersubstantial Bread

by Angier Brock Give us this day our daily bread. How many times have I prayed those words, thinking that “daily bread” meant just that—a day’s worth of ordinary, every-day food for physical sustenance? It reminds me of the Hebrews who, as they wandered in the...