Thursday Theology- Why I Detest the Expression “People of Faith”

Co-Missioners, Today’s piece comes from your editor, who freely admits that he’s having some fun with a serious rant. Enjoy where you can. Grimace where you must. Peace and Joy, The Crossing Community Why I Detest the Expression “People of Faith” By Jerome Burce I blame Rex Stout for the tic of verbal snobbery that serves with so …

Thursday Theology- Mission of God: Gospel of Luke

Co-Missioners, This week we send you the second installment in Pr. Richard Gahl’s series on the mission we were baptized into as servants and agents of Christ. Dick focuses here on the gospel account that many of are listening to in church this year. We trust you’ll find it very helpful as the listening continues. Peace and Joy, …

Thursday Theology- Honest-to-God Gospel Meets the Dying World

A Crossings’ Gem: John Strelan’s “Honest-to-God Gospel Meets the Dying World” Co-Missioners, At this end of a week when our attention was focused wholly on our annual conference in Belleville, Illinois, we pass along a gem from our online library where riches lie hidden. This item was one of three keynote presentations at our first-ever conference in 2007. …

Crossings Film Series: Kathryn Kleinhans

    Dr. Kleinhans talks about how the Crossings conference focuses on taking the Gospel and “crossing” it into our daily lives. She shares her excitement about the synergy among voices and theological perspectives. For her, meeting people at the conference feels like discovering family you never knew you had. She finds it a re-energizing opportunity to hear …

Thursday Theology- How God’s Law Works: Epiphanies from a Fiction Writer

Co-Missioners, Bruce Modahl is the editor of our quarterly Crossings newsletter. He is also an avid reader and cultural observer who keeps his eye peeled for theological themes in what others might regard as strictly secular material. He recently signed on as a regular essayist for Thursday Theology, with the specific assignment of passing along what he’s spotting …

Thursday Theology- Why Jesus’ Baptism Matters for Jesus’ Missionaries

Co-Missioners, Our editor is also your writer this week. We leave it to him to let you know what you’re in for. Peace and Joy, The Crossing Community January 2019- The classic calendar of the Western Church invites those who follow it spend the first Sunday after Epiphany reflecting on the Baptism of our Lord. That’s set to …