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?
Tuesday Discussion Live passionately for and like Jesus. Living passionately for and like Jesus. Training men and women to live passionately for and like Jesus. Planting churches that plant churches filled with people living passionately for and like Jesus. These are the phrases, that have dominated my thinking, studying, preaching, teaching and living for the … More Living Passionately For and Like Jesus isn’t Very Popular
Wednesday is for Prayer I love New Year’s day. No one has any expectations for me and I have the whole day to read, and pray, and think, take a walk if I like, get on the treadmill if I like. It is marvelous. Today I had five virtually uninterrupted hours at the church as … More The Blazing Center of a Missional Christian’s Life
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
Monday Discussion Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. You can call yourself a missional leader. You can read all the right books on missional leadership. You can sling all the right names around from the missional community. But unless you are leading … More Missional Leaders and Phonies
Friday is for Heart Songs If your team makes it to the playoffs (pick the sport, it doesn’t matter), if they succeed where others fail, if they overcome their injuries and their foibles, your joy will explode not in an explanation but in a loud and enthusiastic announcement, “We’re going to the playoffs!” That distinction … More The Power of Good News
Weekend Musings and Quotes “When he began his mission in Burma, Judson’s original goal was to translate the Bible and establish a church of 100 members before his death. When he died 38 years later, he left behind the entire Bible in the Burma language, 100 churches, and over 8,000 believers when including the minority … More Weekend Quotes and Musings
Thursday is for Discipleship Yesterday you led a friend to Christ. It was a genuine conversion. He saw his sin. He saw his Savior. He desired the Kingdom and when it all came together, he embraced the King and the Kingdom, repented of his sin and placed his faith in the resurrected Christ and His … More So He Converted. Now What? (or What do you feed an infant Christian?)
Weekend Musings The JW’s are out in the neighborhood today with literature that looks surprisingly evangelical, in an evangelical cheesy kind of way. Oh, when you look closer it is clearly JW literature, the bad paper quality, the Watch Tower publishing info, the style (sic) of the coats and ties on the men and the … More Jehovah Witnesses Poison and What We Can Learn
A Monday Discussion for a Friday in June But wouldn’t it be fantastic if every Christian family in America made it a three year goal to …so love.so serve,so initiate,so help,so demonstrate compassion,so celebrate their neighbor’s joys,so care for their neighbor’s sorrows, … For more, see: Starting Parties for Jesus and Your Neighbor’s Joy.