Recently Added Tenth Presses

Mar 17

A Vision of Sacrifice

By Paul Duggan, Outreach’s ESO Committee

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship —Romans 12:1.

Easter Sacrificial Offering (ESO), 2018

This Easter, Tenth Church will be taking up what we call the ESO, as we have for at least the last thirty-four years. What makes this…

Mar 4

Incompetence and Promises

by James Kurtz, Short-Term Taiwan Team Member

These are the moments my soul sings the hope that “we are not competent in ourselves, but our competence is from God, who has made us competent and worthy as ministers of the covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:5–6). 


And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. (Luke 2:16–18)

The people who heard the shepherds’ testimony were filled with wonder. Wonder is a sense of…

Oct 24, 2017

Reformation 500

What Do We Gain By Looking Back?

I grew up a fan of the “Broad Street Bullies,” the great Philadelphia Flyers teams of the 1970’s. My school friends and I spent entirely too much time pouring over accounts of their reign of terror; names like “Moose” Dupont and Dave “The Hammer” Schultz still evoke images of bloodied men staggering off the ice. While the individual hockey fights fascinated me, nothing got me going more than a bench-clearing…

Oct 12, 2017

GO Witness: Tenth’s Global Outreach Conference, 2017

by Paul Duggan, Global Outreach Commission Member


Right here, right now
There is no other place I’d rather be
Right here right now
Watching the world wake up from history
—Jesus Jones, Right Here, Right Now, 1991


I’ve Seen a Lot of Stuff.

The song lyrics above date me considerably. The late eighties and early nineties were an exciting…


By James Kurtz, Global Outreach Commission

I found myself utterly unprepared for the hope I found in Norman MacKay.

I didn’t know what to expect. That’s probably a good thing, because I quickly found that any expectations would have been insufficient. The Wikipedia entry for Govan cites a “reputation for deprivation and poverty,” and I found myself utterly unprepared for the…

Apr 22, 2016

Embracing A Ridiculous Calling

Pentecost Celebration: Sunday, May 15


By James Kurtz, Global Outreach Commission member


The call to mission is utterly ridiculous. It’s absurd to leave the known, give up hopes and dreams, reject our individuality, and dive headlong into the unknown, fully aware that doing so is likely to cause serious injury or death. However, this profoundly unappealing benefits package comes from Jesus himself telling his disciples what to…