“Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy, complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose” (Phil 2:1-2). My teenage years […]
Reposted from 2009 when I was a youth pastor. -JB If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to […]
“Whatever happens, as citizens of heaven live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ so that — whether I come and see you or whether I remain absent — I should hear that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, by contending side […]
What is the gospel? I mean: What is the full, Kingdom of God-announcing, cross-centered, New Creation focused, sin-bearing, substitutionary atoning, wrath-absorbing, life-transforming, social justice-bringing gospel really about? Scot McKnight is doing perhaps the best job I’ve ever seen in concisely and biblically recapturing the fullness of the […]
I love The Colbert Report. Colbert recently drilled Bart Ehrman on his latest book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Didn’t Know About Them). Ehrman, a well-known professor of religious studies at UNC at Chapel Hill and pastor-turned-atheist has quickly become one […]
“There is a beautiful and powerful grassroots Kingdom movement arising all over the globe …. Millions of people are abandoning the Christendom paradigm of the traditional Christian faith in order to become more authentic followers of Jesus. From the Emergent Church movement to the Urban Monastic Movement to […]
Does this graphically make my points about the dangers of micro-communication and the movement of people in our culture toward a “soundbite Christianity?” (Read previous post here) “Just give me a small dose of Jesus when and where I want it.” Thanks for the image, Joe!