BCC Summit 2017: Disability and a Theology of the Body

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Whether associated with painful disability or pleasurable delight, we want our experiences as bodily creatures to be understood through the lens of Scripture. If we are not guided carefully by Scripture it’s very easy to gravitate toward a distorted theology of the body that either exalts or demeans the body’s importance. This can lead to potential distortions in ministry to those struggling with disability. Continue reading

The Family of Jesus

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

During the holidays, families usually get together. But for all the joy that these moments can bring, they can also bring pain. In fact, it sometimes feels as though the problems in a family are magnified at these times! Fault lines can easily surface, and these holiday moments can become disheartening and frustrating as we are reminded of how imperfect (and perhaps even dysfunctional) some aspects of our family life are. But if you come from an imperfect family, a family with problems, then you are in good company. Because Jesus did too! Continue reading

A Radical Approach to 2018 — Living like We Are Leaving

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt

As a year passes into the history books and another new year begins, one of the news items that catches my attention is the list of those who are often referred to as “famous people” who died in the previous year. They have their names listed under the headline “Departures.” They include people who made some sort of impact on our world, and now they are no longer with us. Continue reading