I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80  Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

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Are You a Church Marketer of a Missionary?

Some of you who follow this blog know that Michael Frost and I don’t always see eye to eye. We are sometimes sandpaper to one another’s personalities. But Michael is a brother in Christ who I appreciate nevertheless, and one whose thoughts and production are worth considering.  Some 15 years ago now, Michael and Alan … More Are You a Church Marketer of a Missionary?

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Quotes Not to Miss

This from John Nolte’s review of the new movie, A Wrinkle in Time: “Moreover, to remove Christianity from the movie, most especially when it is so integral to the original story, is not an act of inclusiveness, but rather another bigoted and hostile act from an increasingly provincial and small-minded entertainment industry.” That sentence, which ends the … More Quotes Not to Miss

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Billy

Six letters in a particular order have an instantaneous familiarity. Say “Billy” and almost everyone over 15 in America will think of Billy Graham. He lives with Jesus now but his presence and legacy will continue to shape millions of lives for another generation. Today the nation both mourns and rejoices in Billy’s life. Here … More Billy

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Raising Children in Dangerous Places

“There is no more dangerous place to raise children in the world than the United States.”  —-Marco Silva, paraphrasing John Piper and interpreting Jesus Content Strategist at DesiringGod.com September 3, 2017 I completely agree. But why? Is it because . . . we lead the world in school shootings, or because our health care system is … More Raising Children in Dangerous Places

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Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

Part 7 Links to previous posts include:  Introduction: “Fighting Racism with the Gospel“ Part 1: “Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry“ Part 2: “Ending Racism with Counter-Cultural Gospel Ministry: Part 2“ Part 3: “Ending Racism: Rethinking the Suburban Church: Part 3“ Part 4: “Six Core Values for Multi-Ethnic Ministry“ Part 5: “Growing Pains in Multi-ethnic Ministry“ Part 6: … More Promoting Multi-Ethnic Engagement and Leadership

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Ending Racism with Counter-cultural Gospel Ministry

  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

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