Generous People Bless Themselves

Many of us like to dream about what we would do, if only… we had more money or more time, or we weren’t so tired from all the demands of work and family.   Meet Albert Lexie.  He is 71 and is a shoeshine man.  Shining shoes is the only job Albert has ever had. He started shining shoes when he was 15 and has been shining shoes for 56 years.  Albert is ...

Recovering Healing Prayer for the 21st Century

In the middle of October, we hosted a healing conference here at Vineyard Columbus. A Vineyard pastor from Northern Ireland, named Alan Scott, led the conference.  More than four dozen people took the time to write a brief testimony of healing that either they or a family member personally experienced. Here are a few of those stories. My wife has had breast cancer twice. She had a tumor on ...

Religious Freedom Under Attack

Over the last few years, religious groups have found themselves on the defensive as a result of increasingly aggressive actions from a variety of government and private actors. Consider the following:    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (a Christian group that Marlene and I were a part of at our university) has been "derecognized" by the 23-member colleges of the California State ...

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