Adult Baptism & Instruction

Is instruction in order to prepare for baptism a requirement in your church? If so, who is the focus on that process? If I’d been required to take a series of prep classes or undergo a formal catechism, I wouldn’t have been able to undergo baptism until I was an…
How Your Church Can Help Refugees

How Your Church Can Help Refugees

The following article appeared in Christianity Today online: As I boarded an airplane for Jordan in early January to deliver medicines from MAP International to Syrian and Iraqui refugees, my church, National Presbyterian in Washington, DC, was making final plans to resettle a refugee family in the US. I was…
Riding Home (Guest Post by Catherine McNiel)

Riding Home (Guest Post by Catherine McNiel)

Welcome to a guest series I’m calling, “Home: Musings and Memories.” I’ve invited writers from all over the Internet to share their stories from home—in part, because next year, I’m publishing a book called, Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home (IVP, Spring 2017). I believe home is our most fundamental longing, homesickness our…