Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

The Non-transactional Spirit

In Acts 8, there are two main figures on which the narrative focuses: Simon, the Sorcerer, and Philip, the apostle. In these two we see contrasted two approaches to Christian faith. One views faith as a transaction, a quid-pro-quo. The other views faith as a movement of the Spirit as a witness to Jesus. Transactional…

Recovering the Heart of Prayer: Terence Austria

Terence Austria is a Chicago native who attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with the intention of continuing on to law school. Upon graduating in 1991, he decided instead to become a college pastor at UIUC, developing a campus ministry committed to prayer, discipleship, and outreach.  In February 2016, he joined the staff of Salt &…

Swimming Lessons, Week 7: Osheta Moore

Osheta Moore is a writer and podcaster, mother and wife, and international speaker on subjects of peacemaking and racial righteousness. She is author of Shalom Sistas: Living Wholehearted in a Brokenhearted World (Harold Press, 2017) and her work has been featured in spaces such as Sojourners, SheLoves Magazine, A Deeper Story, The Art of Simple, ReKnew, and Rachel Held Evans’s blog. You can…