Leading from Desperation Leads Us Astray It’s counter-productive to lower the bar. I don’t know if it’s fear or flat-out desperation that leads us in church leadership to do this. But, in obvious and non-obvious ways, we think that more people will follow Jesus if we make it easier. “If you’re ready to take the…… Continue reading Fans are the enemy
You’ve probably heard of the economic theory of conspicuous consumption. Where people go $350,000 into debt to buy a house in the right neighborhood. It’s ultimately a lie because they just went into debt to prove how much they were worth. And the left-leaning Prius crowd has now lead to the study of a new theory…… Continue reading Conspicuous Thrift in Ministry
I’m a rubber meets the road kind of guy. I want to know the big picture early on in a discussion. And I want to know what I’m being asked to do. Perhaps that is why I’ve always wrestled with Ephesians 2:8-10. For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith– and…… Continue reading What Good Works?