2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 #CEBtour Matthew Paul Turner of Jesus Needs New PR has a rough story that just rips at my heart. A member of Mars Hill church was confronted about some of his actions by the MH leadership. And what follows is commonplace in rural fundamentalist Calvinistic churches…but I didn’t realize how intrinsic it […]
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Does your church tradition allow for theological inquiry and adaption, or is it merely “comply and apply” denominational beliefs?
Vitality looks different in different contexts, and none is more stark than comparing Mars Hill and First United Methodist Church in Seattle.
Lessons on outrunning dinosaurs are not applicable to the church, but our glimpse into the operations of Jurassic Park leads to some important leadership lessons for the church–dinosaurs or not.
In a world where the whats no longer sustain Christendom, it’s the how that really matters, not the what or the why. If we aren’t solid on that, in the 24-7 youtubed and archived world we live in, then the whats ultimately don’t matter.
Three celebrity pastors have been pushing back from (or in one case, being cast out of) the limelight. And they have led to some interesting transformations in their local contexts that inform non-celebrity churches too.
Why is it easier as a straight ally to write on LGBTQ issues, but harder as a white ally to write about racism? And should you?
A strong Temple (megachurch) supports a network of Tents (smaller churches), adapts their creative achievements, and scales them up to effective witnesses to Christ in their context. But will they?
The powerlessness of hospitality contrasts deeply with the power-over methods of evangelism that this blog finds problematic.
The large churches in America are starting to reflect Caesar’s values rather than Christ’s values over the use of power.