Tag: discipleship

Small Groups: the amazing opportunity of now

With the slow re-opening of the country back up, and the likelihood of church gatherings being restricted for awhile, leveraging small groups is critical. Many churches want to be a church a church of small groups. This crisis is a great test of how… Continue Reading “Small Groups: the amazing opportunity of now”

React, Repeat, Respond

Life is hard and not fair. A good friend of mine, Joe, reminds people often that we cannot control our situations, but we can control how we respond to them. The platitude of attitude is everything comes into play here. When life hits you,… Continue Reading “React, Repeat, Respond”

A big vocabulary is not a vice

Big vocabulary, complexity, and academia are not a vices. Too often I am seeing pushback when smart people use big words, many words, or complexity. We need to stop with the anti-intellectualism. Trichotomy The Bible takes three views on a person: wise, foolish, and… Continue Reading “A big vocabulary is not a vice”

Think. Judge. Redeem.

Let us change the discussion from navel gazing at ‘the why’ of our problems and look to solutions. One sentence on the why of the “church” problems: Unbiblical thinking combined with lack of thought and theology leads to poor discernment and a mess. Now… Continue Reading “Think. Judge. Redeem.”

Who turned out the lights for a brighter future?

Every once in a while an article or articles you post online blows up your feed. Clearly, lighting in a worship center is a sensitive issue. In the ground swell of discussion there are a few concerns and patterns that need to be addressed.… Continue Reading “Who turned out the lights for a brighter future?”

The great divorce: Belief from action

Ask a dumb question and you’re bound to get a bad answer. In the vast online discussion on living for Christ one such questions is rampant. What is more important: theology or how we live? Let me be frank, it’s a dumb question. Why?… Continue Reading “The great divorce: Belief from action”

Reflections on R13 conference

My reason for attending was to gain insight into the direction of culture & the church. The information and input were critical to setting up LFC’s direction. At the end of the day, the most important question at a ministry conference is who did… Continue Reading “Reflections on R13 conference”

Book Review: A Call to Resurgence by Mark Driscoll

“You didn’t think you were here just to kill time listening to Christian music until Jesus returned or you died, did you? Get to work.” P. 246 “A Call to Resurgence: will Christianity have a funeral or a future?” can be summed up in… Continue Reading “Book Review: A Call to Resurgence by Mark Driscoll”

Forgotten Gifts of the Spirit

Church is team. It takes diversity for a unified church body to work, both within the local church as well as the universal church. Smoldering in the back of my head is the issue of Seminary, thanks in part to Pastor Tim Raymond. Back… Continue Reading “Forgotten Gifts of the Spirit”

For peace?

People often ask for peace. I spoke with young men this morning about for keys to having peace. A good reminder for us all. 1) Work through conflict Phil 4:2-3 Work through or help others work through conflict. Avoiding conflict will result in a… Continue Reading “For peace?”