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Our Mission: Creating Space

Our Mission: Creating Space

Throughout our 20 years of marriage we’ve lived in eight different cities and bought six different houses.  As we were reflecting on our rather transient lifestyle, we realized that if we had been trying to keep up that pace, we would have needed to list, sell,...

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A Prayer for Faith, Wisdom, and Resolve

A Prayer for Faith, Wisdom, and Resolve

Toward the end of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings, Jennings expresses a desire for the church with which we resonate deeply. He writes, “I yearn for a vision of Christian intellectual identity that is compelling and...

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Longing for home

Longing for home

“It was four months this morning since I left Northfield and it seems twice that long. I shall be so glad when the time comes to go home.” - D.L. Moody in personal correspondence with his brother, George My wife and I have moved nine times during just over twenty...

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The Legacy of Transformation

The Legacy of Transformation

Dwight Moody is a compelling character. He travelled the world proclaiming the gospel, started multiple schools and ministries, and set paradigms followed by other evangelists like Billy Graham. Yet, it would be a mistake to put Moody on a pedestal because of his...

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Finding comfort in the cross

Finding comfort in the cross

“…I hope you will look to Jesus for comfort. Go to your closet in secret prayer and there you will find peace to your soul.” – D.L. Moody By all rights, Christians in the United States have reason to be feeling less than comfortable. As cultural values in the U.S....

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When prayer doesn’t feel like enough

When prayer doesn’t feel like enough

Hard work in the kingdom of God Over the past couple of years, I have rediscovered the power of prayer. While I have always recognized the importance of prayer, spending time in prayer never seemed productive. The need to be productive As someone a bit more geared to...

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