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Strength For The Frontlines

It’s oft times difficult to understand the attitudes and behaviors of people who walk a different road than we do. And walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is a very difficult axiom to actually practice. This story helps… #ChristStory: In Matt. 18 Jesus tells a parable of a king who confronted a man from[…]

We often assume that gospel stories are the entry level materials of faith – often reserved for children and first believers. This would be wrong. I propose that the greatest instruction for church leaders are held in Jesus’ words. We might want to look at them again through leadership eyes. #ChristStoryoftheWeek: Luke 4 records a day[…]

#ChristStoryOfTheWeek: In Matt. 7, Jesus told a story about a person who built their house on sand, and in the day of storm that house came down with a “great crash”. He went on to say that anyone who builds their life upon human ideas & perspectives is building on sand. Conversely, anyone who builds[…]

Missiology is the equal blend of theology and sociology. However, most church leaders went to seminary to become theologians not sociologists. So it is not unreasonable that most would prefer to focus on theology to the exclusion of sociology. However, this oversight has caused us to drift toward the ditch of being so heavenly minded[…]

For many homes, dinnertime has been revisioned as TV time. Somehow, we have lost the power of the dinner table to shape society. Even the church has lost how powerful a dinner table can be, especially when it comes to reaching unchurched people. With the majority of churches and Christians lagging in confidence when it[…]

We live in a day that holds deep assumptions about the way church is done. We assume exclusive religious spaces, teaching-centric gatherings, congregational liturgies, and musical worship experiences. The reformers gave us these ideas of church five hundred years ago, and we have become serious disciples of their ways. Interestingly, this approach is not found[…]