APEST Culture: Almost a Silver Bullet by Alan Hirsch

By Alan Hirsch Culture is made up of many diverse symbols, forms, ideas, languages, actions, rituals, and so on. I use the term “APEST culture” here deliberately because I want it to include not only the essential issue of personal vocation and calling, but also all the various social functions associated with each aspect of … More APEST Culture: Almost a Silver Bullet by Alan Hirsch

Operationalizing the Love of God Through “Faithful Presence”

Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen have seen—in cities, suburbs and small towns all over North America—how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, at the intersection of geography, demography, economy and culture. Here is a video introduction into their work. Join them and follow … More Operationalizing the Love of God Through “Faithful Presence”

The Critical Importance of Being a Good Neighbor In Raising Healthy Children

When people don’t take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior in their neighborhood, sometimes it’s due to fear. But often it’s due to peoples’ busy and somewhat solitary lives. Young people fare better when they have adults in their lives who expect them to do their best. To achieve the most positive effects, parents and … More The Critical Importance of Being a Good Neighbor In Raising Healthy Children