Fall/Winter 2020

Volume XXXV, Number 2

In this issue

Remain in the city…and breathe by Edrin Williams

The book of Acts gives us a look at the identity of the early church and the work of the Spirit in the life of the church. This book is Luke’s important historical account of the expansion of the church from a relatively small group in Jerusalem to a movement that reached the entire Roman world and then kept going! Jesus took a small group of average disciples and empowered them with his Spirit for radical mission.

Our siblings’ keeper by Phyllis K. Myung

Last year, my family and I took a long-anticipated trip to South Korea. The last time I had been there was nearly thirty years ago. In preparation for this big family trip, I made two lists. One was for all the food we wanted to make sure to eat and the second was a list of all the places I wanted my daughter to experience, most of which were places I had frequented during my childhood visits. I can tell you that almost everything on both of those lists got checked off. It was quite a memorable trip, but there was one experience at a baseball game there that kept tugging at me after we got back.

“Neither Jew nor Greek”: A call to unity and solidarity by Adam Barnett

I am deeply privileged to have a biracial family. My wife, Andrea, and I are both Caucasian, and we have two biological daughters and an adopted son and daughter from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In August 2015, God called our family to serve at Redeemer Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I remember a close friend’s comment around the time of our move: “Adam, I believe God is sending your family to serve in a deeply segregated city for a purpose.” A deeply segregated city?