book review

Review: Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Yarhouse, Mark A. Understanding Gender Dysphoria. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015. 191 pp. $16.35. Gender dysphoria is unstable and unfamiliar ground for the church. As more and more people navigate their way through feelings of gender incongruence the church must seek to understand it and navigate it with them. We must do so from within a … Continue reading


Obedience and the Love of God by David Dunham

The weight of expected obedience on the children of God can be overwhelming. Even a cursory reading of the book of Leviticus can be discouraging. And there are demands put upon New Testament believers as well. Peter, after all, quotes Leviticus when he says that we are to be holy as God is holy (1 … Continue reading

Bev Manifold (right) inspects donated food in the Food Pantry of Urban Ministries of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina. Manifold, a Unitarian Universalist, is doing community service as part of her sentence for civil disobedience on a "Moral Monday" at the state legislature, a series of protests against measures that hurt the state's poor.

Waverly CROP Walk Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Did you know that this is year 30 for a Pike County CROP walk? CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The Church World Service (CWS) has partnered with many church groups to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote global peace and justice. Over that last 30 years volunteers from local churches and … Continue reading

Shepherding the Suffering: Discipleship in Pastoral Care by Jason Boothe

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19 We are called to “shepherd the flock that is among us” (1 Peter 5:2). As pastors, our great responsibility is to tend to the spiritual welfare of … Continue reading

book review

Review: Courageous Leadership

Hybels, Bill. Courageous Leadership. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002. 288 pp. $12.33. Courageous. Type A personality. Opinionated. Church culture shifter. Intimidating. Small town ministry disconnect. I read—I taught this book to a men’s Sunday school class a dozen years ago, and my memorable take-away continues to challenge my life purpose: “The local church is the hope … Continue reading


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