December 2016

News

Newborn in a Feed Trough

Read Luke 2:15-21

Now the story turns. After an astounding visitation by an army of angels, the shepherds watch as the host ascends into the sky and disappears. So the sheepherders rush off to Bethlehem to see what the angel...

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The Christmas Story

Men Who Stink of Sheep

Read Luke 2: 8-14 

Except when they deliver sheep to the Temple in Jerusalem, the Bethlehem shepherds are treated as social outcasts, ceremonially unclean and suspected as thieves. Yet after Mary and Joseph, they are the...

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Hope Community Church

Bridging the Gap Between the Tracks

Don and Barb Winters were driving through Wildwood, Florida, to visit Barb’s parents. They live in the Villages, an upscale retirement community located just north of Orlando. As the Winters drove through Wildwood, they noticed dilapidated...

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New Books from Converge Authors (Winter 2017)

Dating Backyard Dogs: A Guide to Christian Dating, by Linn Winters

In his new book...

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The Christmas Story

A Journey Made

Read Luke 2:1-7

The story is so familiar, too spare in its detail to satisfy our curiosity. Yet Luke alone includes it in his Gospel. Why?

Luke leaves out important details from his narrative, which could have built and...

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Skokie Valley Baptist Church

The Bumpy, Rewarding Road to Diversity

In the picturesque village of Wilmette, Illinois, you’ll find Skokie Valley Baptist Church. Wilmette is a Northshore suburb of Chicago bordering Lake Michigan. There are diverse...

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Advent

An Angel Speaks

To celebrate Christ's coming, we share a series of four blogs this Advent season. 

Read Matthew 1:18-25

His beloved Mary, to whom he is engaged, is a beautiful young woman. And now Joseph, a carpenter and godly man,...

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coaching

The Heart of a Coach

Over the last decade the term coaching has taken on a new meaning in our quest to develop leaders. This art of helping others has not just morphed into one of the largest movements in our nation’s history of developing leaders, it has...

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Togo, West Africa

Trusting Through the Differences

West Africa is known for having two sources for gasoline. One is the conventional developing-nation gas station and the other is what we call boude (pictured below). For...

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