Choose your paradigm: Membership or Missional. (Part 2)

February 22, 2015. Last week we began a series that addressed two different paradigms that churches can have, through which they look at the world and the lost. Of these two paradigms, only one is put forth by Jesus. It seems that in our culture today, however, the opposite one is most often the default…

Paul’s mission and our mission.

December 13, 2014. Paul is probably one of my favorite characters in the New Testament. His story is quite unlike any of the other apostles, as he calls himself as one “untimely born (ref. I Cr. 15:8).” Being stopped by Christ on the way to Damascus where Paul was headed to persecute and arrest any…

Righteousness exalts a nation.

July 4, 2014. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” (Psalm 33:12) Happy ‘Merica day! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays for several reasons, not the least of which being grilling out and pyrotechnics. I’m sure you’ll see many posts…

The harvest is white.

May 16, 2014. Today was our first day in Nicaragua and I am very excited to be here. It is so great to know that there are Christians here in a completely different country that I can call part of my family. Some people might say that short term mission work is of little to…

Nicaragua.

May 15, 2014. I am about to head out of the country for a little less than four weeks on a mission trip to Nicaragua. I’ve very excited to get this opportunity again to travel to around around the world and visit with fellow Christians who have a different language and a different culture, but…

The number to be completed.

February 18, 2014. Revelation is often viewed as a scary book to most Christians. Some are brave enough to dive into the great liturgical abyss, but most of us steer clear. I was like that until this previous summer, where I found a really good podcast sermon series on the concluding book. I now see…