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Reflecting Christ: He lived among us

by Howard Culbertson on 03/15/2016 In the opening words of his gospel, the Apostle John declared that Jesus the Messiah had lived “among us.” The Message colorfully renders John 1:14 as “The Word became flesh and blood and moved into...

Reflecting Christ: Merciful and forgiving

by Howard Culbertson on 03/01/2016 “Judge” is among the titles or roles ascribed to Jesus. Matthew 25, Acts 10 and 17 and 2 Corinthians 5 all call Jesus our judge. That being said, the most common image for Jesus which pops into...

Reflecting Christ: Strategic team builder

by Howard Culbertson on 02/10/2016 Not long after Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River (photo left), He called 12 as His “disciples.” Those chosen were not going to be simply followers or “groupies.” Choosing them was an intentional,...

Slogans that awakened the Church: Nothing but the covers

by Howard Culbertson on 01/26/2016 "If you take missions out of the Bible, you won't have anything left but the covers" -- Nina Gunter Those are strong words from Nina Gunter, general superintendent emeritus of the Church of the...

Reflecting Christ: Holism in ministry

by Howard Culbertson on 01/11/2016 I had a friend who seemed fixated on “saving souls.” I never heard him talk much about the people he encountered except for counting them if they got saved. The only thing that seemed to be on his “...

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