Greetings From the Editor
December 1, 2016 – 12:01 am | No Comment

by Jin Hee Han

For the winter issue of 2016, we present a collection of articles and book reviews focused upon the theme of “BREATHING.” This year we were presented with a series of challenges, but the Lord provided for us exactly what we needed to continue this important ministry. Help from the Lord came through like the precious supply of breath in ways that we could recognize right away as God’s gracious intervention.

Our authors highlight God’s mysterious and wondrous work we encounter in the Bible, the life of the church, and the world in modern days. As the Johannine Jesus points out, “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes” (John 3:8). Commentators immediately add that the Greek word for the “wind” is pneuma, and that it also means “spirit” (as in the Holy Spirit). The Spirit of the living God takes us where we may not have anticipated, but the upshot of the journey is always the manifestation of God’s goodness.

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Words, the Word, and the People of the Book
October 28, 2007 – 7:21 pm | Comments Off on Words, the Word, and the People of the Book
Words, the Word, and the People of the Book

by J. Martin Bailey

Regardless of who performs the ministries of caring and sensitivity, the Word is still becoming flesh and the work of Christ continues.

What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?
October 28, 2007 – 7:20 pm | Comments Off on What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?
What if Apostle Paul Needed the Gospels?

by Jeffrey A. Mackey

Without the Gospels we have road maps but no destination.

The Power of Words
October 28, 2007 – 6:38 pm | Comments Off on The Power of Words
The Power of Words

by Margaret Dorgan

Transforming action is accomplished through the awesome power of human utterance.

Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament
October 28, 2007 – 3:57 pm | Comments Off on Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament
Serving the Word: Preaching as Sacrament

by Martin B. Copenhaver

When preaching is not a form of good advice, but rather proclaims this good news, it has the ability to nurture a congregation in ways that cannot be fully measured.

You and I Have a Journey to Make
July 12, 2007 – 11:54 am | Comments Off on You and I Have a Journey to Make
You and I Have a Journey to Make

by Margaret Dorgan

Why did God create you and me? What is being asked of me in the here and now? Of you? God had a purpose in assigning a certain number of years to our existence. “The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother God named my name,” says Isaiah. I apply the prophet’s words to myself.