As changing views on gay marriage, among others, go to show, secularization marches on. Traditionalists may be on the losing end of historic real estate, at least for now, as well as booed out of the public square for their views on sex. Down the road, though, they still look to possess something else critical.
The facts demonstrate that Christian people who believe and embrace these kinds of theories are in the same boat as atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists. They have thrown God out of the picture as one who has lost control of his world.
Presenting the gospel in a way people can understand doesn’t mean we water down the gospel.
Instead of obsessing about changing the world, what if we just gave ourselves to living in glad obedience to Jesus in the trenches of an ordinary life?
Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy.
From my perspective, churches in need of revitalization are lacking in three primary areas: godly leadership, generational discipleship, and grace infused works.
One of the great dangers in doing theology is the desire to do all the talking.
I am running on a trail along a lake. I haven't run (or exercised) in months and so I really have to pace myself. But then she passes me. I don't even know who she is. All I know is she is about my age, she's wearing cute yoga pants and she just passed me.
It is a bitter sweet,
A sorrow full of joy . . .
For one thing, don't be weird.