The Difference between Outreach and Evangelism

Over the years, consulting with many churches, pastoring three, planting one, overseeing the planting of seven others, I have come to the conclusion that many in our churches have a misunderstanding of and a conflation of terms when they talk about outreach and evangelism. They are different. They may be handmaids to one another but … More The Difference between Outreach and Evangelism

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An Updated Reading List on Multi-ethnic Ministry and a Short Apologetic for Broader Reading Patterns

Updating a Reading List for Multi-ethnic Ministry The bibliography associated with my chapter in A Heart for Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry (2010) is somewhat out of date. This is not because the previous books are irrelevant or have been superseded but because new literature has been added to the corpus of … More An Updated Reading List on Multi-ethnic Ministry and a Short Apologetic for Broader Reading Patterns

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The Next Shooting

I started this post some time ago (2 years). I hope it is completely irrelevant. Gun violence isn’t a left or right issue. It isn’t even a law versus more laws issue. There is more evidence all the time of a deep sickness at the core of American society in these shootings in Columbine, CO, … More The Next Shooting

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He is Worthy

The revelation of the character of our God is all over the Bible. Psalm 15 was part of today’s meditation. Inferences from Psalm 15 concerning the character of God: That He is holy. That He is blameless. That He is a truth speaker. That He does no evil. That He despises vile things. That He … More He is Worthy

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