Some young studs asked me how to live missional. My reply “It was said of...– @bobbycapps
LEAVE ROOM FOR THE SPIRIT, FRIENDS
“The average church has so established itself organizationally and financially that God is simply not necessary to it. So entrenched is its authority and so stable are the religious habits of its members that God could withdraw Himself completely from it and it could run on for years on its own momentum.” ~ A.W. Tozer Quoted in Keith Giles’ book This Is My Body: Ekklesia As God...
WILL WE LIVE UNDER GOD'S WORD, OR NOT?
“The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand it, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. ‘My God,’ you will say, ‘if I do that my...
A PROPHETIC WORD
Donald Bloesch identifies one of the biggest problems keeping the American church from seeing real spiritual revival: “The electronic church, which is consciously evangelical, generally features those who are seen as successful according to the standards of a consumerist, technological culture. Sin is often portrayed as failure to make something of oneself rather than as revolt against...
LONGING TO BELONG
“I remember a little girl, the E. Lawler I mentioned before, who came to The Good Shepherd when she was about seven years old. She was a slight, brown-haired, sad-looking, lonesone-looking girl whose clothes did not fit. She looked accidental or unexpected, and seemed to be without expectation, and resigned, and so quiet that even in my selfishness I wished I knew of a way to help her. I...
CS LEWIS: MISSIOLOGICAL PROPHET
“Our great danger at present is lest the Church should continue to practise a merely missionary technique in what has become a missionary situation. A century ago our task was to edify those who had been brought up in the Faith: our present task is chiefly to convert and instruct infidels. Great Britain is as much part of the mission field as China. Now if you were sent to the Bantus you would be...
With Jesus in the school of troublemaking
“Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society.” ~Jacques Ellul via @keithgiles
Jesus didn’t invade the darkness to spirit us away, but to change us so we...
Religion is what’s left over after the Holy Spirit has left the room.– Bono . . . . . . . . . via Twitter: @JeanneMayo
Jesus is the King of the universe, and He will judge the earth and the people on...– Heiko Written in a comment thread here: Rebaptism anyone? - Simply Church: A House Church Perspective
God gives you a new name so you don’t have to spend your life making a...
JESUS OR PAUL? A MODERN FALSE DICHOTOMY
It’s pretty common for people to play favorites with scripture. We all do it to greater or lesser degrees. We talk about our “life verse,” our favorite book of the Bible, and many Christians basically pay no mind to the majority of the Old Testament. But one of the most troubling trends today is the growing bias some have against Paul and other Biblical writers in favor of...
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s...– Clive Staples Lewis