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Why Should Christians Care About Social Justice?

Wall of Forgotten Faces - Painting by Gary L Wolfe

by Aaron BellevilleArt by Gary L Wolfe Two ways of defining the gospel As Christians, we’re all familiar with the word “gospel”. It is the core of everything we believe. But, as I’ve come to realize in the past couple of years, we all have a slightly different idea of what the term means. The Church at large is…

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Fighting for the men of this city

Fighting for the men of this city

Baby Daddies We are in a battle for the men of this city. We all know that the wider culture paints men as overweight, sex-obsessed idiots. But there is a cultural norm in the city that perceives fathers (now referred to as ‘baby-daddies’) as unnecessary in the upbringing of a child. This lie is believed by so many of…

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Inner city kids don’t need programs, they need people

Inner city kids don’t need programs, they need people.  I know what you’re thinking. This sounds rich coming from a person who runs programs.  Are programs bad in themselves? No. Programs can be a conduit for relationship, for nurturing, for education, for mentorship, etc.  Therefore, they CAN be a world of good. Programs are little help in themselves.  They…

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BUG Journal 2019

before long the beds looked like popsicle stick forests!

BUG – Day 1 Aaron and I started BUG – Building Urban Growers, with much anticipation and prayer. To us, this is more than just a program – it is shaping a generation.  Day 1 of our co-ed program is exclusively girls, six of them! We kicked off with painting stars to stick in the ground on their dedicated…

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A fresh look for Steps on the Web!

Screen shot of front page

As some of you may know, I have been learning web design since September! This is my first real project. I’ve given the Steps site a whole new look and (more importantly) brought it into the modern age with cross device responsiveness. This website is fully accessible on any device! I hope you enjoy it and let me know…

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The Current Openness in the Muslim World and our Christian Response

Mosque Sihouette

There has been buzz of media talk lately about Islam and religious extremism. We have world leaders telling us that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has nothing to do with Islam. There is widespread uncertainty among America’s immigrant population as to what the ramifications will be for them with the new Presidential administration. We…

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