(This article was originally posted on October 30, 2014 by Kim Hall on her blog, Given Breath.) This week I was asked (again) to explain my views, as a Christian, on same-sex unions and the church. It’s notable that I’ve not been asked…

E45 Backpack Project Recap

E45 is All Saints’ ministry to children in 3rd-5th grade. We desire for it to be a place where our children learn that they are loved by God and will invite their friends and neighbors to share in this truth…

  “Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. .. “What do you mean?” Gandalf said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you…

The Meaningful Mess of Membership - Part 3

In this last post my hope is that church membership would be seen as a meaningful and necessary aspect of Christian life flowing out of our identity in Christ and Christ’s purpose for us. Identity: Body of Christ & Family…

The Meaningful Mess of Membership - Part 1

Membership has fallen on hard times. Throughout American history membership in a local church was unquestioned and largely viewed as a great privilege, but today it has fallen into disrepute. Fewer than half of Americans who regularly attend church services…