Children, Family, Immigration Reform, Police, Social Action, Social Justice, Solidarity, The Great Commission, Transforming the World

Some Thoughts on Why I Was Arrested

Some Thoughts on Why I was Arrested at the White House on July 31, 2014 Guest Post By Rev. Brian Carter, Windsor Heights, Iowa To Friends and Curious Observers: After days of prayerful discernment, seeking God’s guidance, and considering the example of our Bishop Julius Trimble, and the call for action from a Trinity United… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Why I Was Arrested

Children, Immigration Reform, Mission, New People, New Places, Poverty, Prison, Response to Violence, Social Action, Social Justice, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Immigrant Children from Central America — Who are the Parents?

Guest Post from Dr. Jan L. Flora and Rev. Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz Our chickens are coming home to roost with the large numbers of unaccompanied Central American children making the life-threatening journey from Central America through Mexico and across our southern border.  Perhaps a better metaphor would be to say that we fail to recognize our… Continue reading Immigrant Children from Central America — Who are the Parents?

Compassion, Discipleship, Police, Reconciliation, Social Justice, The Great Commission, Transforming the World

God sides with Michael & Trayvon

Our children are our future, they are our hope and they hold our hearts in their little hands. When they grow up, they are still our children and we still want to protect them. If there is one basic human feeling that we should all understand in guts its the common human desire to protect… Continue reading God sides with Michael & Trayvon

Discipleship, Faith, Mission, Police, Psalms, Reconciliation, Response to Violence, Social Action, Social Justice, Suicide, Transforming the World, Whole Community

Drop the Script

Mason City, IA hosted this year's Pyrotechnics Guild International convention. Our house is about 2 miles from the North Iowa Events Center and this week has been one long percussive symphony of pops, cracks, and sizzles as the various fireworks demonstrations have lit up the night sky. This has also been one long week of… Continue reading Drop the Script