Ghandi may have known more about building a healthy church culture than most American pastors.
I've had people commit offenses against me and rather than admit that their actions were hurtful, they would turn on the charm or try to be extra helpful. It doesn't work for me. I suspect that wouldn't work for you either and I know it doesn't work for God. To confess means to speak the … Continue reading Call it What it Is
Changing churches looks and feels a lot like going through a divorce. When would God have us move on?
Chronological Bible story telling connects a community directly with the word of God.
Last week while driving home, something I heard on the Christian radio station troubled me again. "You've found a place to connect." a male voice said. Don't ask me who the voice belonged to. I don't know. If I did know the name of the announcer, I probably wouldn't recognize him on the street. If … Continue reading Tuning Out Community
Here's another quote from Everyday Church by Chester and Timmis: We often talk of a “good church.” When people move to a new area, we may commend a local church as a “good church,” but what criteria do we use to make such an assessment? Preaching? Youth work? Music? For Peter a good church is … Continue reading Good Church
Paul called the church, "the pillar and foundation of the truth." As the pillar, the church holds the truth of God's word up for the world to see. As the foundation, the church gives substance to the truth of that message as we live together in loving community. So, to fulfill our function as the … Continue reading All Have Fallen