That would be us. I am meeting with a group of fellow pastors for the next three days struggling together to become better pastors and leaders for the cause of Christ. One pastor had a particularly thorny issue that he is embroiled in and was seeking wisdom. One by one different pastors asked questions, made … More A Generation that Lost a Vision for Prayer
Just for Fun Hilarious Video of a Mic-ed Up 4-Year-Old Learning to Skate and Play Ice Hockey Go get your wife or husband; blow it up full-screen, turn up the speakers and sit back and have a good laugh! Politics, Culture and Worldview Christians and Socialism, How Should We Think? This is a collection … More Weekend Links to Make You Laugh and Cry
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.
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
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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The overwhelming consumerist mentality in our nation has spilled over and saturated the thinking of Christians throughout the Church in the United States. More and more believers in America approach the concept of finding and remaining in a church the same way they would handle buying a car, shopping for…
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
There is a beauty to the church being the Church that only come out in adversity. The wettest June-July on record in Iroquois County is destined to get wetter. This morning another storm rolled in and saturated Iroquois County and Watseka yet again. This one brought some hail. Overnight, 12 people stayed here at the … More The Beauty of the church Being the Church
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
If you want a church that multiplies churches and expands its impact for King and Kingdom, look for these tell-tale signs and nip them in the bud early by continually trumpeting the missional heart of God, and the needs of the lost. For More see: What hinders rapid church multiplication?