Fascinating and Insightful The following is a brief article is from Kairos Journal and relates an astonishing and sad confession of a committed homosexual. As Christians, we should have compassion for such men (and women) but we must not waver on the issue of sin. And in our own lives, we must be brutally honest … More Regret without Repentance
I’ve spent the last two days in meetings with a group of Evangelical Free Church leaders working hard at trying to help one another become a denomination that loves and ministers in such away that ALL PEOPLES are welcomed equally in all areas of ministry and church life. Turns out, it is much harder than … More America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway
The following, as promised in yesterday’s post (“Fighting Racism with the Gospel”), is the first of a series of posts excerpting an essay I wrote in 2009 for the John Fuder and Noel Castellanos book, A HEART FOR THE COMMUNITY: NEW MODELS FOR URBAN AND SUBURBAN MINISTRY. Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Suburban Church (Capitalizing on the … More Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry
The Church is Drowning in Cheap Grace Bonhoeffer was actually aiming at the German Church leading into the rise of World War II but he might have been writing about America. I am starting on my third copy of Bonhoeffer’s, The Cost of Discipleship, having worn out two copies already. It is embarrassing to see how much … More Bonhoeffer’s Analysis of American Religion?
I was in Proverbs today and thinking of men I know who are looking for work and the difference it has made to have a friend that they can confide in and trust in the sometimes difficult process of finding the next job. And then I thought of a book published a number of years ago … More The Friendless American Male
Kids are back in school. School buses are cruising our roads. Footballs are flying through the air and the weather man says there will be no 90-degree days for the next 7 days. Fall is just around the corner and with it many new opportunities to tell our neighbors about the wonder of Jesus. As … More A Challenge for the Body of Christ in America
Jesus gave the church one task. Make disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). More accurately, disciples who make disciples (2 Timothy 2:2). The process for making disciples was one, loving one another (John 13:34-35), and two, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom (Luke 16:16). As the early church did those things, the result was the planting of … More A Leadership Discipleship Strategy