Which fountain offers new life?

By Elise Eslinger, retiring JBL Board member, with Richard Eslinger, lifetime member Do you remember that lively fountain scene early in the ‘70s movie Godspell? Jesus seeks out and is baptized by John, and interaction between the cousins attracts the attention of a motley crew of young people. The whole gang joyfully splashes with Jesus and John in the waters … Read More

“Living Wet” in a Troubled World

By Elise Eslinger A world in turmoil The world, the nation, the churches, our cities and communities are in conflict and turmoil. Even creation itself is groaning. How to respond in this season? “Write the vision plainly, so that a runner may read it.” (Habakkuk 2:2) In this digital culture, what makes for such a plain vision— a blinking display … Read More