“Withness”: What is it, why do we need it, how do we get it?

Mark 3:13-15 13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. Withness: What is it? Withness … More “Withness”: What is it, why do we need it, how do we get it?

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What is True Conversion?

We are to become a people who live passionately for and like Jesus.  If we aren’t becoming that, something is wrong. The C.S. Lewis quote above comes the article “True Conversion and Wholehearted Commitment: Foundations of Discipleship” by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, Directory of Ministry, C.S. Lewis Institute.

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7 Ideas for Summer Outreach (Part 2)

My last post (also with a ‘river’ of flowers) started a conversation about ideas and ways to interact with neighbors during the summer months. Practice the Ministry of Presence.   —see previous post Create Opportunities to be Present.  —see previous post Invite.  —see previous post Serve and Sacrifice for Them.  —see previous post ddd Use your … More 7 Ideas for Summer Outreach (Part 2)

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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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