fall 2012

A theology of caring

Care: (n.) a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; (v.) to be concerned or solicitous; have thought or regard (adj.) feeling and exhibiting concern...

Love as the cornerstone

I spent a number of recent days in the hospital. Not for myself, but to support someone whom I love dearly—my grandfather. Between all the beeps and bustle o...

Shelter from violence

With no identifying signs and a large gate, a Florida domestic violence shelter helps people heal. Sometimes people just snap. Zagorka, an immigrant from ...

A family feel at High Point

Church redesign mixes coffee shop and living room Couches, coffee tables, state-of-the-art stage, art gallery and fair trade coffee bar—it sounds like th...

Values imposition

We’re in the values education business. Our goal is to teach people to live God’s way as revealed in the life of Jesus—the Christ. If we live God’s way: He b...

A pasta with hope

Restaurateur feeds ‘motel kids’ and kick-starts family housing. Bruno Serato left Italy more than 30 years ago hoping to attain his version of the American D...

Meet Max Dunn

Mentor of men A resident of The Salvation Army Lytton Springs Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Healdsburg, Calif., enters a small office and closes the d...

Making room

Helping others feel welcome I wanted to leave, and you wouldn’t have blamed me. I stood before an ocean of gold and blue, of 40,000 people looking at me, not...

Cooking to stay clean

Helping former addicts prepare for employment By Ted Van Alen - In Lodi, Calif., a spot in the kitchen is helping to ensure Hope Harbor and Stockton Adult...

Human dignity

Rooted in the capacity to give and receive love It was a “self-evident” truth to Thomas Jefferson and the other founders of the United States that “all men a...