Winter 2010

Fackler family

Meeting special needs

by Kelly Funk · How one woman’s availability to a child with special needs transformed the whole family. Read more »

The power to share

by Lynn Thrush · A visit to a local mosque brings new insight into outreach. Read more »


Disarming witness

by Dulcimer Hope Brubaker · How one couple dares to share Christ on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more »

Boomers transform church (again)

by Michelle Brenneman · As North American demographics undergo a dramatic shift, the Church has a unique opportunity to re-imagine its relationship with aging. Read more »

To the Point

Diversity vs. demographics

Does your congregation tailor its ministries to a particular demographic? Read more »

Of sheep and wolves

by Perry Engle · I’ve always liked commissioning services where pastors and others are blessed for work within the Church. But I’ve come to consider it a shame that we don’t go to the same lengths for those who head out into the workplace every day. Read more »


Sara Groves—Fireflies and Songs

by Michelle Foster · Fireflies and Songs is not necessarily a Christian album; it is more about life, and it genuinely captures the way that faith can intersect with many experiences, including marriage, relationships, and common struggles. Read more »

The life and times of Christian hipsters

by Jeff Miller · “Cool.” The word has had little to do with Christianity. That is, until now. And for author Brett McCracken, this brings up a whole lot of questions—questions that he explores in his new book Hipster Christianity: When church and cool collide. Read more »

Andrés Carrodeguas

Andrés Carrodeguas

As a young man, he joined a brotherhood and took the vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Today, he and his wife of 33 years have three children and eight grandchildren. What prompted the change from monk to married man? Andrés Carrodeguas is ready for your questions. Read more »