Be Reconciled, by Keith Giles
By: Keith Giles - 25 September 2014 - 1 Comment

Paul, in the epistle of Titus urges us not to waste our time with people who like to argue. In fact he says this: “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a [...]

Peacemaker, Peacekeeper or Codependent? by Bart Breen
By: Bart Breen - 18 September 2014 - 1 Comment

I spent many years where I was highly praised in family and then later in church circles for being a “peacemaker.” It took many years for me to learn that in fact, as often [...]

Church Life = Conflict: Deal With It, by Josh Lawson
By: Josh Lawson - 17 September 2014 - 3 Comments

Human beings are messy creatures. Get two or more of them together in the same place at the same time and before long conflict is bound to happen. Church life is no different. In [...]

A Glass of Glorious Hope, by Lindsay Hamby
By: Lindsay Hamby - 16 September 2014 - 0 Comments

You’ve heard it before. It’s one of those catchy phrases Christians like to toss around: “With God all things are possible.” It happens to be Ohio’s state motto. I grew up in Ohio, and [...]

Be A Peacemaker, by John Fischer
By: John Fischer - 15 September 2014 - 1 Comment

When our firstborn son, Christopher, was about six months old, I wrote a song about his toes. “Christopher knows Christopher’s toes,” was the opening line, and it was inspired by watching him sit in [...]

One Step To Unity, by Robert Fitts
By: Robert Fitts - 12 September 2014 - 2 Comments

Someone may ask, “But won’t all these little house churches scattered throughout a city cause division and disunity within the Body of Christ within the city?” Little churches cause no more division than big [...]

Shedding Light On Relationships, by Brandon Chase
By: Brandon Chase - 11 September 2014 - 4 Comments

Relationships are messy. Relationships are also glorious. The single-most element that distinguishes our experience of relationship is light. And I am not talking about that which comes from the sun or a bulb. “Jesus [...]

CONSENSUS: The Mind of Christ Through All the Voices, by Jon Zens
By: Jon Zens - 10 September 2014 - 1 Comment

Consensus can be looked at from many angles, but here I will focus on the importance of all voices being heard in the pursuit of Christ’s will. As I have traveled among all kinds [...]

The Price of Admission is Maturity, by Joseph Horevay
By: Joseph Horevay - 04 September 2014 - 1 Comment

There they were. All together in one room smiling, hugging and joyful. Twenty former friends – all who had previously in the midst of conflict fled away from one another. There was Bob and [...]

Assume The Position, by Dan Notti
By: Dan Notti - 03 September 2014 - 0 Comments

In one of the workshops I conduct, I ask the participants to communicate ‘conflict’ to their partner without using words. They invariably turn to face each other, put on one of those ‘prepare to [...]