"We are family" I recall that song from the 70s. Sometimes the phrase "family" is used in church circles to communicate a sense of closeness. Some use "community." Someone recently spoke to me about the days of old, where our church was more like a "family." I use it as well; I am not trying … Continue reading Recovering the Body
Is the church an essential institution? Is it necessary for the sake of the community? If the church ceased its worship, closed its doors, would the city even know it? I submit the church is an essential institution that performs a unique role and service no other institution can. The church is primary for the … Continue reading The Church is Essential
One of the tendencies Christians have when considering the ascension is we minimize its significance by thinking of it as a miracle, or another great feat of Jesus. However, when we consider the importance of the ascension of Jesus, we find that it is a significant event in itself. The confession, “Christ has died, Christ … Continue reading Christ has Died, Christ has Risen, Christ will Come Again
This last week former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison for living the high life with the campaign funds he had been given. I read this story and it intrigued me. How did a person enter a position to serve the community of citizens only to live a life of … Continue reading When Ministers are Like Politicians
Sometimes the problem with being missional is the church focusses on their neighbor and forgets about Jesus. This idea of being “missional” is popular with the new churches that are coming out, especially those affiliated with the Acts 29 Network. This Christmas weekend take note of the announcement of one of the local “Kaleo” (Greek … Continue reading No One Puts Jesus In the Corner…well Kaleo Church did
New archbishop of Canterbury is former oil exec who faces global challenges The Anglican Church is always an interesting church to dialog with. Now they will have a new archbishop come March 2013 when Rowan Williams steps down. The short on the new archbishop is below. 1) yes on the ordination of women bishops 2) … Continue reading New Archbishop of Canterbury
Gal 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— Gal 1:7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. Gal 1:8 But even if … Continue reading What is Apostolic Succession?