Rembrand's Return of the Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son and God’s Awaiting Embrace

by Clint Baldwin, Executive Director This last weekend, my pastor offered a sermon on a topic that has been near to my heart for a long time and has also been part of Word Made Flesh discussions for a long time, too. He spoke about the parable of the Prodigal Son and throughout referenced Henri […]


A reflection based on a post from Jenna, a WMF-Romania/Moldova Discovery Team member (who will return in Fall to do Study Abroad with WMF-Romania).    I love this! The creativity, imagination, and implementation are all fabulous! It’s a wonderful nod to Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam (Creazione di Adamo). Apparently, painting the wall of a Word Made […]

Lifestyle Celebration: On Community (as Featured in The Cry)

Friends, throughout this issue of The Cry on Community you will read about how the people of Word Made Flesh are daily, faithfully seeking to build and sustain communities patterned after examples that God gives us throughout the Scriptures of – in the phraseology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer – doing life together. Considering the idea of […]

Lifestyle Celebration: On Humility (as Featured in The Cry)

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mk. 10:15) “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom […]

Lifestyle Celebration: On Obedience (as Featured in The Cry)

Obedience.  We can tend to cringe a bit when it’s mentioned.  Obedience is a term that carries a whole lot of negative cultural baggage.  Throughout history, ranging from the oversight of families to that of nations, people have far too often used the idea of obedience to perpetuate harm on others.  The idea of obedience […]

Lifestyle Celebration: On Intimacy (as Featured in The Cry)

In a beautifully intimate passage of scripture we read, “As a mother comforts her child, so will I [God] comfort you…” (Isa. 66:13) What could be more intimate than God identifying the Love of God as being like that of a mother who comforts her child? This issue of The Cry focuses on our Word […]

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Lifestyle Celebration: On Suffering (as Featured in The Cry)

This issue of The Cry focuses on the Word Made Flesh Lifestyle Celebration of suffering. One of the paradoxes and tensions of the Christian life is that we are extolled to be thankful despite the immediacy of particular circumstances (1 Thes. 5:16, 18; James 1:2; Mat. 5:11). Sometimes circumstances make thankfulness almost effortless.  Sometimes circumstances […]

The Living Hope of Eastertide

Happy Eastertide!  He is risen! This beautiful tapestry depicted above has been hanging in our church during Lent, Holy Week and now into Eastertide. The tapestry resides at the top of a set of the church’s entrance stairs.  Upon summiting it feels as if one is naturally moving forward to join in the depicted journey. […]


There’s enough to go around

“There’s enough to go around.” Those five words revolutionized my life. I was in my first year of graduate school, training to become a therapist. I was at a point in the school year when I had begun to question whether or not I had chosen the correct career path. I was immersed in abstract […]

Greeting and Lenten Reflection

The Following reflection was recently shared with our Word Made Flesh staff around the world. We thought we’d share it further by posting it here on the WMF blog. We pray it proves meaningful for you. Greetings, all. During this season of Lent, I hope that in the midst of all that you are carrying […]