Weekend Links: Counterfeit Gospels; Transgender and Same-Sex Marriage; Church Planting; Negaholic?; Ed Stetzer; How Freedom Disappears; plus

Weekend Links Great day with my bride today seeing a movie and having dinner in Champaign. The movie? Beyond the Mask. Today was its release. Think, National Treasure meets Christian Film industry, meets more respect for the audience with the story line than the recent God’s Not Dead movie. Don’t expect a lot of history … More Weekend Links: Counterfeit Gospels; Transgender and Same-Sex Marriage; Church Planting; Negaholic?; Ed Stetzer; How Freedom Disappears; plus

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How Do We Help Our Neighbors both Hear and See the Gospel?

How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel?  How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel if we never have any contact with them? —never talk to them? —never visit with them? —never have them in our homes? —never laugh with them? —never cry with them? —never … More How Do We Help Our Neighbors both Hear and See the Gospel?

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A Baker’s Dozen of Missional Principles

Missional Musings on the Weekend Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. Missional leaders model being on mission for those they are leading in the mission. Missional leaders live incarnationally among those they lead so those they lead can lead others to live incarnationally among … More A Baker’s Dozen of Missional Principles

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Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect

Listen to Your Community Michael Frost and I had a bit of a dust up on Facebook. (Michael was responding to the title of one of my posts. I have brought the whole comment stream over from Facebook and put it in the comments on the blog HERE.) It was the second or third time … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect

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Training and Equipping Church Planters and their Teams

About 2-3 times a year, I am part of a team of men training church planters around the world with Dynamic Church Planting International. It is an honor and a privilege because, In my opinion, DCPI is the most effective church planting organization in existence. No organization trains more church planters, more effectively, in more places … More Training and Equipping Church Planters and their Teams

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What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”

For a start how about … We would expect a greater involvement in reaching the lost from the the very start. We would give more opportunity earlier for them to demonstrate faithfulness. We would put them in stretching situations earlier. We would emphasize eschatology–Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (based … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”

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