Called to Die and Live

28. March 2013 Easter 0
Two thousand years ago, a common Jewish peasant did something that most peasants have been known to do. He died. Then on the third day, he did something different; something that set him apart from rich or poor, slave or free. He stood up and kept on living. Today, that Jewish peasant, Jesus Christ the ...

Fighting Poverty with Education

If there was ever a place in Haiti that needs help, it’s Gonaives. Far from the city life of Port-au-Prince and the beauty of Haiti’s tropical mountain ranges lays a barren desert on the northwestern coast. The landscape looks like the moon: white, empty, flat, and dusty. The city of Gonaives, which is home to ...

Flash Forward

Easter is always an interesting time for regular church-goers.  It is the one time of year that most services swell in numbers and pastors respond by preaching sermons aimed at captivating newcomers.  For those who attend regularly, it can be fascinating to see how their own church makes use of this unique opportunity. This year, ...

Crosses of the World

Whatever country they’re in, our Cross International Projects Officers always make a point of finding crosses, either to photograph or to bring back with them to display on our office wall as a reminder of our true purpose. This morning in devotions, Jim Kline, our Projects Officer for Africa, gave a photo presentation of the ...