Images abound for our tendency to settle for less than the best. “Failure to launch.” “Cold feet.” “The boat is still in the harbor.” “She needs to spread her wings to fly”—and sometimes you need to kick them out of the nest before they’ll ever try.
People are being shaped and "discipled" far more effectively by the secular media they consume all week long than by any Sunday sermon they might hear twice a month.
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?"
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?
Anyone interested in a sample of my academic work, here's a full essay on race and ethnicity in the ancient world and today. (I shared a few sections a few weeks back.) Dr. Dennis Edwards said of it, "This is great, dare I say prophetic!" Unfortunately, the formatting and footnotes did not transfer to the … Continue reading One Body, Many Ethnic Parts
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | COLOSSIANS 1:1-14 This week's New Testament lesson comes from Paul's letter to the church at Colossae. Read full passage here. Paul does a couple things here that we can learn from and imitate. First, Paul takes the time to say thank you. Paul affirms who the Colossians are right now – “To God’s … Continue reading Two Go-To Habits (Mike Fox)