By Rev. Jerry Herships
Well, first things first: I’m not doing the assignment that I was given. When Rethink Church reached out to me to write this piece, they originally asked me to write an article called: “How do you keep hope alive?” I had to change it right off the bat. I’m not going to tell you how “you” can keep hope alive.
By Rev. Brian A. Tillman
Who could forget the horrendous murder of nine black churchgoers and the terrorization of many others in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015? Who could forget the bond hearing where several relatives of those murdered made statements forgiving the shooter?
What is Christmas really about?
The question has been asked in many ways for many years. We certainly understand that Christmas is about more than unwrapping presents, decorating trees, hanging lights or eating large meals. We hear the voices of children expressing that Christmas is something more. We sense there is something deeper to Christmas.