Spring 2008

Praying for empowerment

by Jorilee Park · BIC congregations across North America began the new year with a Week of Prayer and Fasting Read more »

The trip of a lifetime

by Peggy Mumper · Residents and staff members from Paxton Ministries, a BIC-associated housing facility for mental health and retardation clients from disadvantaged settings, head to Puerto Rico for their annual fall trip. Read more »

When the smoke clears

by Kirsten Grubb · A BIC firefighter battles against flames and discouragement in wildfires of California. Read more »

Extreme makeover

by Jeff Quick · A BIC church creates a recovery room for a mother diagnosed with cancer. Read more »

In the desert, but not deserted

by Tasha Books · Johnny B Dennison, can remember sleeping on a sheepskin bed, but now he and wife, Nellie G, have a house with running water. Living in the Nageezi Navajo community in New Mexico, the Dennisons are part of the BIC church plant Freedom of Nations. Read more »

Salvation and the restaurant

by Lynn Thrush · The Brethren in Christ Church, along with many other churches, is in these days describing salvation more broadly than as primarily an assent to the question “Will you receive Jesus Christ into your life so that you can go to heaven?” Read more »

Forsaking a halfway covenant

by Luke L. Keefer · Five ingredients for becoming a true disciple. Read more »

Stepping through salvation's gate

by Lynne Cosby · Jesus’ words in the Gospel of Matthew­—“small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life”—may explain the misperception in some quarters that salvation is a one-size-fits-all experience. However, as the stories that follow illustrate, the events that bring someone to salvation’s small gate are unique to each individual, as is the journey on the narrow road that lies beyond. Read more »

Reading into faith

by Harriet Sider Bicksler · Our book club has a diversity of faith perspectives, so when I acted as the moderator on the night our book club discussed the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. Read more »

To the Point

Reflecting on salvation

“What roles do demonstration and proclamation play in sharing our faith with others? How can we become bolder in witnessing to others?” Read more »

Beyond skin-deep salvation

by Perry Engle · I’ve wondered a lot about how much salvation has really taken hold in people’s messed up lives, and I’ve come to appreciate that getting people saved is just the first step along the way of helping them become truly converted. Read more »