How to minister to god-fearers in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, pluralistic society

We all know the church in America is in trouble… More than 50% of Americans, if given a box to check, would label themselves as Christian while less than 10% affiliate with an actual church. While the dominant suburban white church ignores this reality, we are becoming a multi-ethnic nation. (again) While the church is…… Continue reading How to minister to god-fearers in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, pluralistic society

Giving and Receiving at Church

Confession: There are times when I am frustrated with my church. To the point of not wanting to go. To the point of wanting to give up on organized church. To the point where I think the action of attending church may actually be hindering my ability to live out the Gospel in my life.…… Continue reading Giving and Receiving at Church

The Goal of the Staffless Church

Which came first? The staff who ran the programs or the programs which required the hiring of staff? No offense to my friends who work at churches– but I wonder if their goal is to secure a job for life or to work themselves out of a job as quickly as possible? When I read…… Continue reading The Goal of the Staffless Church

The Peak of the Christian Life

Question One: What is the chief end of man? Answer One: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. – Westminster Shorter Catechism If you were to ask most preachers the question, “Practically speaking, what does the peak of the Christian life look like?” most of them would give an answer…… Continue reading The Peak of the Christian Life

Teaching Acts

Right now I am teaching the book of Acts for a class at Romeo Bible Institute. It is both fun and challenging. It’s fun because Acts is one of the most action packed, exciting narratives in the world as a band of eleven takes hold of a challenge from the Risen Jesus and (under the…… Continue reading Teaching Acts