The Present Issue

by Myron Williams Are those who call themselves Christian today less biblically educated than previous generations? Our observations may lead to such a conclusion, but is there research evidence to support it? In a 2010 survey George Barna found 67 percent of those who attend church are likely to read their Bible during the week. […]

Sunday School: It's Still Relevant

Sunday School: It’s Still Relevant

by Kayleen Reusser Climbing the big steps to enter the brick building through heavy wooden doors was a big task each week, but I was up to it. What awaited me inside was worth the effort. As a 5-year-old, I attended Sunday school and church services regularly with my sister and parents at a church […]

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

by Karen Wingate After teaching children in the local church for more than 30 years, I have reached two conclusions. First, there’s never enough time to teach all I want to teach. Second, my students may not be ready to hear what I have to say on any particular day. A Type A personality, I […]

Leaving your parents

Home Life by Bev and Phil Haas My fiancé and I will be getting married next month. I still live with my parents and they are having a hard time “cutting the apron strings.” My parents raised me well but their tight grip on everything I do is getting to me. It’s causing a real […]


Storytelling: Our Doorway to the Gospel

by David Timms We all like a good story. In the United States alone, box office movies grossed over $11 billion in 2010 (about $30 for every man, woman, and child in the country). The local theater attracts us like bees to honey. Some of those films—for example, Avatar—appealed to our fascination with computer graphics […]