“We taught Christians to see themselves as the church in our city, instead of seeing church as only an event they attend on Sunday. They learned how to see all of life as sacred and every action as part of God’s missionary work in the world. They began to see that he was in them, working through them in the normal stuff of life.” Jeff Vanderstelt From A Consuming People to A Missional People? In our journey of learning how to be missionaries to our own city… I want to take a step back today before I share with you the next series of videosRead More →
The pastor of my church posted on Facebook a great question that I think any pastor in our town or any city should want to know the answer to. The way we answer this question will, in large part, determine the kind of church ours becomes and the kind of disciples we choose to make.Read More →
Living in Murfreesboro has it’s merits. One of those is that every once in a year or two, we’ll have something go viral that puts us on the map. This story about the Chick-Fil-A manager swapping food for a chance to pray over a needy man has done just that. But not everybody’s happy about it.
Today I want to offer a third perspective on this issue. Hopefully it will be provocative, but not critical or divisive.Read More →
“For people who don’t even know there is a story, Jesus, patiently and without raising his voice, tells story after story after story. Stories that get us into The Story.” -Eugene Peterson My children love to hang around my wife and me right now. It’s as if they don’t want to miss out on something grander, something greater, and something that’s none of their business. Almost every day I have to shoo my sons away as they try to eavesdrop on conversations that my wife and I are having about things. Halloween is only a few days away and I always think about theRead More →