elise barnes

The Gospel According to America

In the past few years, Christian leaders like Platt have challenged Americans to consider how cultural worldview impacts our understanding of the gospel. Entire books have been written and studies has been constructed to explore how values that have become deeply rooted in society, the values that drive social behaviors and expectations, shape spirituality.

Creating Communities of Grace

The most important and most foundational is practicing the art of listening. While it may sound simple at first glance, the kind of listening I’m referring to here rarely happens naturally in our culture. I’m talking about creating a space where people genuinely find that their voice is being heard. This king of listening is a discipline.