BJORK AND COMMUNITY
Interesting quote below from Icelandic musician Bjork that touches on community, control, freedom, art, humility, and more. “…as much as I can be disciplined with myself, I have no interest in controlling the collaborations, because if I would know exactly what I want, I would just do it myself, right? But you get people involved because you want surprises, you know?”...
Our job is to free people, not to bind them up with religious complexities.– Alan Hirsch, Untamed
WELCOME ? ? ?
“At least nine out of ten churches I’ve worked with will never get around to offering the Christian faith to people who aren’t already sufficiently “civilized” by the church’ s standards. Most churches never reach out to people who aren’t “refined” enough to feel comfortable with us, or to people who are too out of control for us to feel...
God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible – what a pity...– AW Tozer . . . via Jeff Vanderstelt via Jason Salamun
THE MISSION OF DISCIPLE MAKING
by Jeff Vanderstelt Jesus commanded us to make disciples who make disciples. We can make disciples formally and informally. In formal discipleship you need to consider all that you want people to: Know – key doctrines all people should know Believe – truths that motivate and transform your identity and behavior Do – the activities that the gospel leads us to practice Informal discipleship, in...
None of you have been saved for your purposes – that’s what you were saved from.– Jeff Vanderstelt
WORSHIP, A WHOLE-LIFE POSTURE
“We cannot imagine that the church gathers for worship on Sunday morning if by this we mean that we then engage in something that have not been engaging in the rest of the week. New Covenant worship terminology prescribes constant worship.” –D.A. Carson
Love God and do whatever you please.– Augustine
A POWERFUL QUESTION
A great word from Donald Whitney … ————————————— Over and over I’ve seen one simple question open people’s hearts to hear the gospel. Until I asked this question, they showed no interest in spiritual matters. But then after six words—only seventeen letters in English—I’ve seen people suddenly begin to weep and their...
WILD GOOSE CHASE
A great illustration from Alan Roxburgh… My brother has spent a lot of time studying the Celts and their missionary journeys. He lit up with recognition as we talked and said: “Do you know were the phrase a wild goose chase comes from?” The phrase symbolized, for me, a useless, futile exercise that produced nothing. I wasn’t prepared for the explanation he shared. The Celts had a name for...