You know you've successfully launched a social revolution when even non-coffee drinkers like me are regularly heard saying, "Hey, wanna grab coffee this week?"
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
"Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest … Continue reading Do Millennials Think Evangelism is Wrong?
She’s always bringing sweets to share. Maybe it betrays her own sweet tooth, but I think it reveals a sweet and giving heart. Yet, the story of how Tina started coming to MainStreet is much more bittersweet. I (Jeremy) heard the sad news on a snowy February day almost 3 years ago. Tina’s son … Continue reading Tina’s Story
The question of the evangelist should be: "If you don’t die tonight, what are you going to do tomorrow?" And the answer should be: "I’m going to trust Jesus with all my life, with everything, and that will allow me to live in the Kingdom of God." -DALLAS WILLARD