Incarnational living and the busy family

Here’s the deal: I don’t have nearly as much time, resources, or energy as I wish I did. And I certainly don’t have as much time, resources, or energy as my church expects me to have. Will you come to a meeting? Will you join a committee? Will you come to a picnic? Will you…… Continue reading Incarnational living and the busy family

No more country clubs

Quick facts Cumulatively, the American church is likely the largest private land owner in the country. Most zip codes contain at least one house of worship. In my zip code alone there are more than 30. In many communities around our nation the church occupies some of the prettiest property in town. It’s square footage…… Continue reading No more country clubs

10 Ways Your Church Can Be Good News to Public Schools

I have a fervent belief that if we want to reach a post-Christian society, we have to be Good News before someone will listen to Good News. I asked some teachers, “How could a local church be Good News to your public school?” Here are 10 of their ideas. Create a team that participates at…… Continue reading 10 Ways Your Church Can Be Good News to Public Schools

1.5 Million Still Homeless in Haiti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdceKu89SxY In a city of 3 million people roughly half are still homeless four months after the earthquake. Why is a country, once rich in natural resources, a nation whose slave population rose up and defeated Napoleon’s army for independence, and given aid for generations by rich nations like the United States and France, still…… Continue reading 1.5 Million Still Homeless in Haiti

Help Rebuild Haiti Through the Local Church

I came home two weeks ago from Haiti. And almost every day I’ve talked with a church leader with one simple question: I know about the devastation in Haiti, but if I went to Haiti what could my church actually do? Starting next week, there will be a unique opportunity to partner– very practically– with…… Continue reading Help Rebuild Haiti Through the Local Church