While other Jewish teachers were content to spend their time teaching in the synagogue, here is Paul sipping coffee at the ancient equivalent of a Starbucks in the ancient equivalent of Time Square in the ancient equivalent of New York City.
While most churches are trying to attract people to their Sunday services, where are the churches finding new ways to engage spiritual seekers where they are?
We don’t know how Kanye’s story will end, but we do know that the call of every follower of Jesus is to let love flow out toward every soul-in-process.
Twenty-first century America is rampant with every conceivable form of idolatry and ripe for a kingdom harvest. But ‘motive’ is monumental for every missional endeavor. Paul shows us that all ministry should begin with a broken heart.
As a 6'-7" tall dude, I've had a hard time relating to Zacchaeus, the "wee little man" who couldn't see Jesus because of the crowd. In a crowd of people, I am the "tree" that many are trying to see around!
This Sunday I'm preaching a Pentecost sermon on our divided world, and the need for the church to learn, speak and embody a new language. I'm reposting an old seminary essay from 2004 on the same topic. (This one is for the Bible/Theology nerds out there.) “Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just … Continue reading The Church as God’s New Language