Withness

There are two general postures a church can take in its local community – either “withness” or “themness”. The “themness” posture says, “WE are here to help THEM. We are here to help THEM because without US, they would be in big trouble.”  Sometimes churches get very excited about changing, fixing or serving the world.  […]

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Folded

For the past year I’ve been intentionally rethinking how I do discipleship.  I’ve been folding disciples into my everyday life.  This is a concept I’ve picked up from Mike Breen.  You can read about it in his book Building a Discipling Culture. Most of us are tired and busy.  If you’ve got kids who are teenagers but […]

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Why Alpha Won’t Work

For millenia people believed in spontaneous generation (abiogenesis).  It’s the idea that living matter could spontaneously emerge from non-living matter.  So apparently mites could just appear from dust, maggots from rotten meat, and mice could appear from sweaty underwear and husks of wheat in an open-mouthed jar (I’m not making this up).  Thanks to early […]

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