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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Echoing Jesus, Bonhoeffer Speaks

Saturday Musings and Reflections “… it is imperative for the Christian to achieve renunciation, to practise self-effacement, to distinguish his life from the life of the world.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  The Cost of Discipleship, 44. Why does Bonhoeffer believe that it is imperative that Christians be different from the world? Why is it important that Christians … More Echoing Jesus, Bonhoeffer Speaks

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Graham Short’s Amazing Art and a Lesson for All

Friday Thoughts and Discussion About a year ago, God gave me an amazing new internet friend. Graham Short is a British artist who contacted me after seeing the post HOW TEACHING MEN TO PRAY MAY BE THE SECRET TO EFFECTIVE DISCIPLE MAKING. Actually, I am pretty sure that the picture associated with the post is what … More Graham Short’s Amazing Art and a Lesson for All

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“Stress and Danger are Normal”

Saturday Musings Every day I hear stories of pastors or churches proving unfaithful in the task of proclaiming the truth once delivered to the saints (Jude 3). Denominations ordaining practicing homosexuals, a pastor running off with someone else’s wife or church funds. Some, I fear, where never believers in the first place. They convinced themselves … More “Stress and Danger are Normal”

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