If the U.S. fails to act, ancient Christian communities dating back to the Book of Acts might soon be deserted. Since the first mission movements of the Early Church, Assyrian (Syriac) churches have never failed to maintain a confessional Christian presence in or near their original lands. If the current crisis facing northeastern Syria worsens, … Continue reading In Syria, this may be the last Christmas for Christian communities who’ve been there since the first century.
Category: AD 0-100
A Word about Conflict in Church
How might you handle a minor disagreement with someone if you knew it would be remembered and talked about two thousand years later? As Paul closed out the letter to the Church at Philippi, a church that we could argue was as healthy and effective as any we find in the New Testament, he mentioned … Continue reading A Word about Conflict in Church
“The margins are never margins for God.”
"The margins are never margins for God." Just had to share these brilliant words from Elaine Storkey. This was originally from a podcast (linked below), but I have typed out the transcript. Most societies have a strong sense of a center. It’s occupied by people with influence, visibility, status, and power. In most societies, those … Continue reading “The margins are never margins for God.”