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The hospitality of vulnerability

Becca Messman's view of hospitality changed after ministering to a young, dying woman who lived with one foot in heaven and one on earth.

Book Reviews

Reading Genesis

"Anyone who desires to rediscover the beauty, complexity, humanity, and revelation within the words of Genesis would do well to allow [Marilyn] Robinson to be their guide," writes Darin Nettleton.

Everything Good about God Is True: Choosing Faith

"It’s an excellent resource for individuals or groups who may have been wounded by a religious community, or for wandering, wondering folk who may know nothing about Christian faith…" — Lucy Forster-Smith

Outlook Features

After you

While lost in the once familiar New York City, Johanna W.H. van Wijk-Bos found two women who offered guidance and protection to the wandering stranger.

The hospitality of yes 

Showing up and saying yes, even when – especially when – we don’t know where that answer will lead, is a major lesson in Christian hospitality, say Colleen Earp and Clayton Rascoe.

Discussion guide

Discussion guide for April 2024 issue

In each issue of the Outlook, we include a discussion guide to further reflect on the issue. We recommend using this guide in your Bible study, small group or book club. It's our invitation into a faithful conversation.


Faithful conversations

Insights columns

A small orange glove propped up on a fence poll with a green, tree background.

Strange Math

A poem about a man who would take walks by Andrew Taylor-Troutman.