A perspective is a view or outlook. It is also a fundamental lesson in drawing or painting. The artist is trained to see the relationship of all things and render three-dimensional vistas into a two-dimensional representation. Perspective is good not only for the artist, but for all. Sometimes we need to gain perspective. …Read More
I have noticed a trend toward equating “prophetic preaching” with a confrontational, rough and tough style of delivery. It is a little less than what was once called a “hellfire and brimstone” sermon. Maybe it is closer to what was once called a “toe-stomping” sermon. I have inquired about the fascination with such…Read More
In my previous article I shared three reasons why it is beneficial for church leaders to go on short-term mission trips with their congregation. In this article I intend to show how participation in these trips exposes church leaders to God’s work in the world we share. These observations come from my own…Read More
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2017-18 CHARIS Editorial Board:
Dr. Carisse Berryhill
Dr. Jason Fikes
Dr. John Weaver