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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, would my neighbor miss me at all? It’s a question worth asking. If I were to move, would my neighbors see that as a loss? Would they notice? Worse yet, might they be relieved? Especially for those who follow Jesus, it is important to think through what type of neighbor [...]

June 27th, 2017|

Welcome to the team, Lauren!

  Fulfilling the desire to impact the next generation by serving local churches “FEC is exactly the type of organization I hoped to be a part of someday,” says Lauren Voss, FEC’s new administrative assistant. Raised in the small town of Auburn in the heart of northeast Indiana, Lauren attended Indiana Wesleyan University, where she [...]

June 22nd, 2017|


No matter where you are in life you can find yourself somewhere in the Psalms. Whether it is despair or praise, waiting or celebration--the Psalmist knows what you feel. This gift of finding someone else expressing our own internal turmoil or joy helps us express more clearly the chaos and longings colliding within us. Any [...]

June 20th, 2017|

Finding Healing, Redemption, and Healing

Convention speaker Nick Stumbo offers a message of hope to people trapped by addictive behavior Meet Nick Stumbo, featured speaker at FEC’s upcoming “Freedom” convention and author of the book Setting Us Free. In this inspiring book, Nick describes his journey from addiction to redemption—thanks to help he received from Pure Desire Ministries, where he [...]

June 15th, 2017|

What Do You Really Want?

Over the last two days, I had the privilege of hanging out with several other church planters in the FEC. This morning we began our time together by studying the passage from Mark 10 where Jesus heals a blind man named Bartimaeus. If you are unfamiliar with the story, you can read it here. Then [...]

June 13th, 2017|

New FEC headquarters slated to increase visibility, accessibility, and training opportunities

The Fellowship of Evangelical Churches is moving its headquarters to a new and more convenient location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Here, Rocky Rocholl, FEC president, answers questions about the upcoming move and shares how you can be a part of it.   Q: Why do we need to relocate the FEC offices? RR: Years ago, [...]

June 8th, 2017|

Are We Pandering to Millennials?

Should churches change for the sake of the rising generation? This is a perennial debate. At the Juicy Ecumenism blog, my friend Mark Tooley has given some historical perspective on why changing theology to suit the perceived preferences of the younger generation is always a bad idea. While the church should never “pander” to anyone, however, [...]

June 6th, 2017|

Adoption Comes From Mercy

Last week I shared with you the story of our son’s adoption. I shared how this amazing course of events reminds me of the spiritual truth that God adopts us as His children. I ended last week’s Spot of Grace with Ephesians 1:5: In love, he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus [...]

May 30th, 2017|

News From the Front

Northwoods Community Church launches new campus in Canton, Illinois  “We’ve been looking for a church home for the last five years. We’ve just never found something we could connect with—until now.” This comment is one among many from unchurched people in Canton, Illinois. Today, those families have a place to plug in, thanks to Northwoods [...]

May 25th, 2017|


A number of years ago, I had the wonderful privilege of serving as a youth pastor in Green Bay, Wisconsin. One summer we went to inner-city Milwaukee on a mission trip. The plan for the week was to partner with a local organization that served one of the most impoverished areas of Wisconsin. It was [...]

May 23rd, 2017|