While it's natural to define the success of our churches in numerical terms, we must also make sure we're counting the right things. In this inaugural column by Jo Saxton, she begins exploring the practical, lived aspects of our faith by starting where it starts: the church. Read More
His name is Nikileshwar. He is an orphan. His father murdered his mother, then left town. Every day of his young life, Nikileshwar’s relatives told him to grow up big and strong, so that someday he can find his dad and kill him.
Nikileshwar’s story could easily get lost in the numbers. After all, he’s just one of 30 million orphans in India. He’s lived through tremendous trauma: extreme violence, severe poverty and the profound psychological and emotional damage of abandonment. Read More