Goodness, has it really been since April that I last posted? Sorry, fellow travelers! If I’d had better foresight, I would have made some kind of “taking summer off” announcement. One reason for the absence is that, as frequently happens… Read More ›
In which I plead for more Christian education in contemporary churches.
My wife and I were grateful to be able to get together with some of our young adult ministry students for an online video chat last night. As part of the discussion, we asked everyone what they all thought was… Read More ›
Working off of my definition of the church’s mission as participating in the mission of Christ to proclaim the gospel in word and deed by making disciples who make disciples, teaching and obeying God’s word, and loving and serving others… Read More ›
At the time of year when the radio, the TV, the neighbors, and even the soulless retail stores were shouting “Joy to the world,” I was enduring a dark and silent crisis of faith.
One topic that can be confusing for newer Christians is the seemingly endless variety of church denominations. Especially in the part of America where I live, you could find anywhere from three to thirty different types of churches in the… Read More ›
Popular preacher Steven Furtick is under fire from other pastors. Again. The pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC is no stranger to controversy, and the Christian blogosphere is currently abuzz with reactions to a recent sound-bite from one of… Read More ›
There is seemingly no limit to the amount of literature on discipleship and spiritual growth out there. But not all of it is created equal. Here are the ones I’ve come to consider the “cream of the crop.”