We had no clue when we set out for the forest preserve that we would get to see bald eagles—three at the same time, to be exact. They were perched in a tree close to where we stood, easily visible. The preserve[...]
Donald Shoemaker, the former Charis pastor who led the social concerns committee for the Charis Fellowship for many years, has found he has time on his hands, so he’s prepared the April newsletter for Don[...]
I understand Thomas the doubting disciple all too well. Thomas was the only disciple not present when Jesus appeared after His resurrection. As Thomas’ fellow disciples tried their hardest to convince him their[...]
I’m sure we made a peculiar sight—six adults following two small puppies around the yard. My sister-in-law had brought her new pets to meet the family. As they explored their new scenery, their wobbly little le[...]
I think it was the biscuits that were the final straw. I had been rushing around trying to get dinner ready so we could head off in our different directions for evening meetings. I was running late, and I knew [...]
Who I am today has been profoundly and primarily shaped by the godly women who invested in me. As a follower of Jesus, and now as a husband, a father, and a local church pastor, I cringe to think where I would [...]
By Dr. Christy Hill and Viki Rife Editor’s Note: The position statement of the Charis Fellowship on eldership affirms that men and women are created in the image of God, are equal in value and personhood, and a[...]
Adapted from A Missional Mosaic: Working Towards A Robust Theology Of Women On Mission, 2016 Encompass World Partners, used with permission. by Louise Klawitter Author’s note: The subject of fear is mentioned i[...]
My friend called me in a panic. “Are you okay?” she blurted as soon as I answered. “Why didn’t you answer my text? We have to take care of this now.” I scrolled through my texts. Sure enough, there was the mess[...]
The news didn’t bring me joy. I was more than angry—I was incensed! A man was being nationally applauded for a good deed in his community. However, I knew he was more evil than good, more manipulative than grac[...]
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