When You're Not in the Mood to Pray

A person doesn't have to read the Bible for very long before discovering that one of the main businesses of life is prayer. The gospel writer, Mark, tells us that in the morning a great while before day, Jesus rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. The apostles didn't allow themselves to get distracted with the busyness of life. Instead, they determined to give ...

In Praise of Faithfulness: A Tribute to Linda Heselton Upon Her Retirement After 25 Years As Our Children’s Pastor

One of the very first hires I made when I became Vineyard Columbus’ first senior pastor was to hire Linda Heselton to oversee our VineyardKids’ Ministry.  And for 25 years we’ve worked side-by-side in serving this wonderful church.  Linda is now retiring (not from Christian service, of course – one never retires from that) as our children’s pastor.  ...

Why Vineyard Columbus Encourages Women to Preach, Pastor & Church Plant

The conversation concerning the appropriate roles for women in the church today starts, unsurprisingly, at the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 1 - the fundamental creation text:   Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the ...

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