By Michael Joe Murphy
The vision of Isaiah 65:21, "They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit,” reminds me of my friend Frank.
Frank – not his real name – is so proud of his home. He owns it (well, he’s paying a mortgage).
Frank, a prayerful man, was told [...]
By Bill Behr
I recently was honored to hear architectural/urban designer Mel McGowan speak at Summit Church. McGowan, who describes himself as “a card-carrying member of the Supreme Architect’s fan club,” is the president of Visioneering Studios, the nation's leading designer of Christ-centered communities, specializing in architectural evangelism for churches and ministries.
He is the first architect [...]
By Phil Hissom
John has lived in Palms Trailer Park for three years. He has seen a lot of rough stuff go down, but he’s also seen the positive changes in the park. I had the opportunity to spend some time with him the other day, and I asked him why he thought things have gotten [...]
By Bill Behr
What is a neighbor? Mr. Webster (the dictionary) says a neighbor is someone who lives (or is located) near another. The definition of a neighbor as “someone living near me” makes sense. But is someone “located near me” really my neighbor? What does “located near me” mean? Does that mean anyone I meet [...]
Asking for help at the last minute is a bit lame but that's just what I did to Dan Crain this past Saturday at the first POLIS Institute (www.polisinstitute.org) ABCD training. He graciously helped out - a lot. His help was invaluable. We set up the room for the 17 people who came to the [...]