All posts from “Hope”

Holy Uncertainty

October 15, 2013 8:00 AM

As a kind of liturgy, I stand before our five-year-old church every September and ask a question: “Should we continue to exist as a church for another year?” You can hear pins drop every time. The entire community—new comers,...

Friday Five Interview: Amy Simpson

May 17, 2013 5:09 AM

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Amy Simpson. Amy Simpson is editor of Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership and author of numerous resources for Christian ministry. Her latest book is Troubled Minds: Mental...

Why I am Hopeful

October 20, 2008 12:00 AM

Has the economy got you worried? When pundits are throwing around statements like, "The worst market since the Great Depression," it's natural to get concerned. But Andy Crouch has a different take. He's written a really insightful article for our...

Urban Exile: Suburban vs. Urban Church Politics

October 7, 2008 12:00 AM

by David Swanson As on any other Tuesday, my wife and I hosted our weekly small group on Election Day of 2004. A quick scan of the TV stations after the Bible study showed that we'd have to wait until...

John Ortberg on Hope Management

February 11, 2008 12:00 AM

Ronald Reagan once gave this nugget of advice, "Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere." Recently, John Ortberg read the biography of another president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and through FDR's story he came...


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