Sunday Afternoon Musings I am away, making my first ever trip to Israel. While I am gone I have prepared a series of re-posts comprised of some of the most downloaded and viewed pages of the last 5 years. Keep me in prayer for the next 10 days. I am looking forward to walking the streets of … More Making Disciples with Asparagus
Wednesday is for Thinking The world needs to be evangelized. It needs the good news of the gospel. It needs Jesus. We can care for the world and still fail to give them what they really need. This post from five years ago is more relevant today than ever. For more see: Emphasis on Justice … More Emphasis on Justice and City-Transformation is Not Enough
Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here’s a grab bag of 7 ideas for your Spring outreach. Spring clean up: Find the oldest, neediest, or maybe the couple with … More 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community
Weekend Musings Story out about a church that is reaching out to people in the community who might not otherwise go to church–they are live-streaming their worship service into a local bar with a camera set up in the bar that also plays back at the church so worshipers there can see the worshipers at … More Preaching Christ in a Tavern: The Place for Good News?
Tuesday is for Preaching The mail just arrive and I just read the story of a young pastor in Pennsylvania giving props to his seminary in an interview conducted for the seminary’s constituents. Somehow, though I have never attended this particular seminary, I am on the mailing list. Here’s one of the questions in the … More Pastors in America are Failing Their Congregations
Monday Discussion “Followers of Christ who do not follow him to the lost are not his followers; they are followers of a figment of their imagination but not the Christ of Scripture.” cf. Matthew 4:19 Look it up for yourself. I dare you. Any thoughts?
“It is Hard to Go to Heaven in America”.
Why We Love Outreach and Hate Evangelism.
Monday is for Discussion “Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawling near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them.’” (Luke 15:1-2, ESV) Questions: When was the last time you had a non-Christian into your home for a meal, a dessert, a … More Receiving Sinners for the Glory of God
Update: The picture associated with this post is not relevant to the summer season or to South Carolina. But the story in this post is relevant for all of us who want to see our neighbors come to faith in Christ. Simple acts of kindness done in the name of Christ can have a powerful … More Intensely Local Ministry is as Simple as a Garden Trowel