Pastor Appreciation Month does give me the opportunity to say a few things about how to appreciate your pastor in a way that will be meaningful for them. And it doesn’t involve what you might think. Most aren’t hoping to be invited over for a dinner, or having their picture put up in a hallway with candles lit on either side in memoriam.
- October 25, 2012 |
Reestablishing the role of the Gospels, Pennington wants to widen our view of “the gospel” to include the expansive account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and, thus, avoid the error of evangelical reductionism:
The subtle danger of legalism
As hard as it may be to rejoice always, what is your alternative?
The foundation of gratitude is the expectation of nothing.
- October 23, 2012 |
I was recently asked four compelling questions by Outreach magazine related to the future of the church. They were specific, and as a result, forced me to galvanize quite a bit of "wide" thinking into a concise format.
- October 22, 2012 |
What happens when you die depends on what happens to you before you die.
- October 20, 2012 |
The smartest thing you'll ever do is to come to Jesus.
- October 19, 2012 |
We have witnessed a cultural revolution over the last 20 years. We have moved, rather decisively, to a visually-based world. The most formative influences are not books, theater, or even music. They are films.
- October 18, 2012 |
You might think you know the answer to what ails your church. But you'd be wrong.
- October 17, 2012 |
Conservatives watch Fox News and utilize conservative fact checkers. Liberals watch MSNBC and utilize liberal fact checkers. Who is right? Who is wrong?
The world tells us in a thousand different ways that the bigger we become, the freer we will be. The gospel tells us just the opposite.
Now that the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has documented the "nones" are the fastest-growing and now second-largest religious constituency in the United States, constituting one of every five Americans, who are they?
- October 15, 2012 |