Fact Finding, Sight Seeing, and Prayer Walking

By Jerry Wiles -- In recent years “Prayer Walking” has become an important topic in relation to ministry and mission strategies. It is often referred...

The Power of Curiosity

By Jerry Wiles -- “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning,” so said William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers.  Albert...

When Love Came Down at Christmas

“Do everything in love”—1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV). One of the things I love about this time of the year is the music, including the hymns...

A Walk of Faith Begins with a Step of Faith

By Jerry Wiles It’s a vivid memory for me the first time, that I know of, that I was responsible for someone else coming to...

God is Rich in Mercy

“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches,...

Everyone has a Story to Share

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality”—Romans 12:13 (NIV). While volunteering at our church’s Amazing Grace free clothes closet, I love...

‘Till’ movie: Racial murder helped spark civil rights movement

White racists brutally murdered young Emmett Till in 1955 Mississippi. His death, and his mother Mamie's reaction to it, helped spark the civil rights movement. MGM's 'Till' tells their compelling story. What gave this grieving mother strength to pursue social change?

Timing, common ground, and fruitfulness in witness

By Jerry Wiles -- After more than a decade of cultivating a relationship with one of our neighbors, I finally got around to having a...

Step Out of the Traffic

“Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth . . .‘Step out of the traffic! Take...

Living an Imperfect, Unfinished Life

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand”— Psalms...