E s s a y sThe Practice of True Community
"If I could direct the wind, how would I instruct the Spirit to move in our modern culture?" Larry Crabb asks us to recapture a vision for true community, by first understanding what it is, recognizing the obstacles to its development and then finding the courage to walk the path that draws us into deeper relationships.
The Hidden Hope in Lament
Silent despair is a treasonous refusal to cry out to God...it leads to death. Laments vocalize our doubts and our anger at God...and in our cry, hope oddly dawns. Dan Allender listens to the sounds of sorrow in African American spirituals and is reminded of the Psalms.
Why does it matter that the church is both a divine-ordained masterpiece and a monument to human fallenness? Perhaps God is inviting us to nurture a realism that releases us toward faithful involvement in flawed community.
StudiesChristmas On Mars Hill:
Incarnational lifestyles in today's culture.
Sucked Into the Vortex of Rationalism:
Swiss philosopher Max Picard provides a deep and chilling critique of our fallen world. Pilgrims of faith do not simply live in a world apart from God but are enwebbed in a system of flight (Fluchtgebilde) from God. Liam Atchison discusses the disturbing implications of Picard's social critique for the contemporary church and for spiritual direction.
Come, Bring Your Story
How are we to read the stories of the Bible? By comparing Jepthah's daughter in the Book of Judges with the fairy tale The Handless Maiden, Don Hudson offers a unique approach to biblical interpretation.
The Mars Hill InterviewA Conversation with Philip Yancey
Michael Cusick probes the heart of one of Christendom's best thinkers.
Reminders of GodThe Writing Life
FictionViews and Reviews
A collection of blurbs, sentences and paragraphs from various sources.