Tribute to Barbara Hawkinson (Christmas 2006)
Excepts from the Memorial Service homily at North Park Covenant Church, Chicago, Saturday, October 7, by Pastor Douglas Johnson
Speculation or confession? (Fall/Winter 2017)
As a college Junior I became a sponge when it came to listening to preaching. Some Sundays I’d hit three churches! I wanted to soak up as much as possible not only to learn as much as I could about preaching, or to receive inspiration, but I wanted to witness the difference Christ makes in lives in and through the church. I wanted to be in step with the church’s confession in the world.
Called to be lifers (Fall/Winter 2019)
Retired ministers rarely surrender their interest in the Church. Servants of Christ who have stepped away from active, professional ministry rarely shut the door on that to which they’ve given themselves for years. Church talk, church life, church growth, even church politics live on in a minister’s mind.