By Stanley D. Gale Children display a wonderful naivety to life – trusting, unassuming, authentic. Jesus held up childlike faith as the posture for entrance into the kingdom of God. Challenging worldly conceptions of greatness, Jesus beckoned a child to Himself and said this: “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on No Longer Children
People like T. M. Moore and Tim Witmer have done the church a great service in recent years by drawing attention to the shepherding role of God’s leaders. Twenty years ago I used T. M.’s workbook on Shepherding God’s Flock, reviewing for my elders the design of a shepherd in the model of Christ […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Shepherding – the rest of the story
My region was rocked by an ice storm last Wednesday. The aftermath was catastrophic, like something out of a war movie. Entire trees came down, some on roadways, some on houses, some on cars. Fallen branches were everywhere, taking with them power lines. My home lost power about five in the morning. We were […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Power Grid for a House of Prayer
Parents are called to shepherd their children. In so doing, parents are to provide for the needs of their children, to guide them in the way of truth and righteousness, and to guard them from the ways of the world and the waywardness of their hearts. In describing the work of a shepherd, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.