My final post of 2012 will be brief, very brief. In fact, as you’ll see, it is actually the posting of one long, complicated question that I am personally trying to find an answer to as the new year begins and I continue in my efforts to encourage and equip the leaders and the members […]
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Rant warning…..rant warning……rant warning…..rant warning…..rant warning….. The next time I see a pastor raise his eyebrows or roll his eyes or cock his head and then with a smirk say something like, “that’s a PARA-CHURCH-ORGANIZATION”, with disdain in his voice, I’m not sure I’ll be able to restrain myself from going “Mordecai” on him. So […]
Just hours before His arrest and brutal death, Jesus shared some final thoughts with His closest followers. One of the sentences that He spoke to His apostles contains applicable truth that every missionary needs to have spoken to them on a regular basis. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you […]
The word “missional” is now in vogue within a large portion of the Christian church. In my own experience, it’s generally the under 40 group of people that are using it to describe themselves, the churches they are planting, or the churches they already pastor. I had a conversation with someone a while back who […]
Do to an “off the rails” kind of week ministry-wise, I had an insufficient amount of time to work on my post for today. So, I’m going to eat from the forbidden fruit that is a re-posting of something I wrote for a different blog. Below is a post I wrote the other day as […]
I’m fairly confident that most of the people who actually read this blog already know this, but I want to emphasize this well known truth right up front: At some point, every analogy or illustration does break down, especially if it’s stretched too far in one or more of its specific components or even if […]
If a gold-mine that has produced a number of nuggets already might actually contain a few more, only a fool wouldn’t take the time to make another excursion into the shaft and dig around for more. In my relentless pursuit of analogies and/or illustrations that might be useful for making the truths of God more […]
A few months ago, (May 4, 2012) I wrote a post about my conviction that the U.S. Military, as it exists today, provides an amazingly accurate analogy for what it means to be a follower of Jesus. In this post, I’d like to take hold of the U.S. Military analogy one more time, but now I’d […]
Self-perception. Is it ever accurate? Jere 17:9 More than 25 years ago I had a conversation with a senior pastor that provoked my thinking and prodded me to do a completely informal survey with about a dozen other senior pastors that I considered friends. The survey took place over a span of about 5 or […]
In my previous two posts, I’ve introduced the idea that because the God of the bible has made clear what His end game is, (Rev. 5:7 7:9), and has commissioned His church to participate with Him in making that a reality, “missions” really should matter to us. And that basically, everyone of His followers is […]