The Gospel According to an Enneagram Two

by Lauren Clark

I love when science and religion so perfectly come together to enhance our overall health. Healthy Twos are compassionate, unselfish, and generous. Sincere in their love for others, they focus on a life of service and encouragement. In truth, however, most helpers have ulterior motives.

A View from the Pew: Security at Church

by Lance Wallace

One incident during a Sunday morning service from my childhood sticks out in my mind. I was young, probably between 5-10 years of age. We were sitting in our regular place on the third row in the middle section of the sanctuary.

Crossroads: The Answer Is Prayer

by Jessica Asbell

I’m a worrier. It’s who I am. I worry about test results, about family members and close friends, about the future, etc. Sometimes my worry feels overwhelming. And so I pray.

Formations 09.30.2018: Rust Will Be Evidence

by William Scruggs

The cut in Red Mountain, finished for the expressway in 1971, might tell Birmingham’s stories between layers where rusted hematite meets our vision. My mom drove me through this cut many times, between downtown and the suburbs I grew up in, to visit my dad at his office or to pick up my sister from dance classes.

Connections 09.30.2018: A Community of Prayer

by Michael Ruffin

For a long time, I thought and taught that prayer is an important part of the Christian life. Somewhere along the way, I decided that in fact the Christian life is a life of prayer. How did I arrive at that conclusion? Like many realizations, it came over time.

The Gospel According to an Enneagram One

by Drew Herring

It’s a familiar story. The Pharisees, concerned that Jesus cares nothing for the law, test him with a real life case study: a woman caught in adultery. Jesus, instead of answering, stoops in the dirt to write with a stick.

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