Farmers Rock; Ruth Ginsburg, Horrible Christian movies; and much more.

Just for Fun Farmers Rock!    My four years in central Illinois gave me a great love and appreciation for farmers. Even though they were finished with me after four years, they will always be in my heart. So it was fun to run across this tonight. For the Eagles fans! Politics and Culture Ruth … More Farmers Rock; Ruth Ginsburg, Horrible Christian movies; and much more.

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Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

Part 2 An excerpt from, 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. Discussion and critique invited. See yesterday’s post for part 1. My Journey I grew up as a teenager in the idealistic and embryonic dawning of … More Ending Racism with Counter-culture Gospel Ministry: Part 2

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Deliver, Develop, Deploy to Change the World

Friday Musings “The discipling process seeks to deliver people, develop them, and deploy them into the harvest field. Making disciples is the only way to develop healthy Christians who reproduce themselves in their own home area.”   —Bill Hull, p. 13 The Disciple Making Church It is simple. The church is to make disciples. If … More Deliver, Develop, Deploy to Change the World

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N.T. Wright duels with John Piper and Piper Instructs on the Beauty of Heaven, plus

Weekend Links .          I played my first 9 holes of golf in two years. Struck the ball well, putted horribly, scored about average. And in the end came to the realization that I will probably have to give up golf. My back simply can’t take the stress. Life moves on. My … More N.T. Wright duels with John Piper and Piper Instructs on the Beauty of Heaven, plus

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Four Types of Churches: With Apologies to the US Military

I am at a church planting conference in Kansas City and one of the presenters told me that he has been using this particular post I wrote some time ago all over the USA (doesn’t work in Canada!) to talk about the need for prayer support of church plants. So I thought I might resurrect … More Four Types of Churches: With Apologies to the US Military

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