Responding to the New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Responding to the New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Story 1: This Church Knows As I (Gaby) walked into Jamila’s home, I knew something was seriously wrong. Her usually cheerful self was hiding under puffy eyes and a somber mood. I did not see any of her colorful Kurdish outfits, just black — black robe, black shoes, black memories from a past that, as a refugee, she wanted to keep buried. Since the

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

In Acts 10, one of the most significant walls of separation in the Christian church is broken down as God orchestrates a meeting between Peter, an apostle in the early church, and Cornelius, a God-fearing Gentile army leader. Two things made this encounter possible: (1) minutely-coordinated Divine guidance, and (2) both Peter’s and Cornelius’ compl

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 1: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch)

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 1: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch)

Introduction The fifth book of the New Testament, Acts of the Apostles, describes the formation and growth of the Christian church immediately following the ascension of the Messiah. Primarily narrative in form, Acts is a bridge between the four biographies of Jesus and the twenty-two letters addressing the members of the established Christian chur

God’s Global Church: A Community with a Covenantal Worldview (Part 2)

God’s Global Church: A Community with a Covenantal Worldview (Part 2)

The gift of faith was the focus of our previous effort in this brief series to address the nature of the global Christian community. Here we begin to look at the connection between the gift of faith we receive as a global community and the nature of that faith expressed in God’s Word that brings disparate minds into the unity of faith and of the kn

A Vision of Diversity

A Vision of Diversity

One with the Church Above For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. Ephesians 3:14, 15. The church of God upon the earth is one with the church of God above. Believers on the earth, and those who have never fallen in heaven, are one church. Every heavenly intellige

The One Project: In Search of Community

The One Project: In Search of Community

Sunday at 1:1 Boulder was a full day, with six presentations, six “Recalibrate” discussions, and three Q&A sessions. Our Recalibrate group retained the same core participants throughout the day, and things went more smoothly as we got to know each other better. A few noteworthy points and quotes from today’s presentations: Peter (Japhet De Oliv