Commentary

Godisnowhere

What do the following letters spell? Godisnowhere. Some will say, “God is nowhere.” But the exact same sequence of letters can be read as, “God is now here.” Perspective really does matter. At the time of Mary’s conception, the reassuring […]

Clearly Generous

Communication comes with no guarantees. A message sent does not necessarily equate a message received. I quip that a pastor will say to me, “How come I didn’t know about that? And by the way, quit sending me so much […]

Differing Realities

Gary Walter is president of the Evangelical Covenant Church. One challenge for a monthly column is timeliness. Given lead time, a piece might not be printed until weeks after a significant event has taken place. That delay can also be […]

Marks of a Denomination

At a recent gathering of leaders from several denominations, I was asked to talk on “what makes a denomination a denomination.” In other words, if you dropped an ounce of denomination into a spectrometer, what chemical ingredients would be revealed? […]