My life’s purpose is “to live passionately for and like Jesus.” I am a long way from my goal. But one thing is absolutely certain. I will never make any progress if I am not constantly examining the gospel record for how Jesus lived. Last night before dropping off to sleep I was reading in … More The Jesus Model: Association with Sinners
Friday is for Musing The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is about going not inviting. I guess that is all the reason we need. See: They are Outside the Castle: a modern parable
If the Great Commission of (Matthew 28:16-20) is a command and Jesus tells us to teach those who believe to obey all that he commanded how can we escape the implication that all who are reached are supposed to multiply (reach others / make disciples)? Here’s a simple tool that I learned years ago from … More How Does a Disciple Become a Multiplier?
This should be interesting. For about five years I have done a thought experiment in the church planting classes that I teach at Trinity Seminary (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL). Here it is. I begin by telling the class that I don’t believe there is extraterrestrial life on other planets but for the purposes of our … More Martians Have Visited Earth: What do they think of the Church?