Category Archives: Missions

Can I remain at the center?

A gospel that misleads you to think you can come to Christ and remain at the center of life is not a gospel. Continue reading

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Do not give dogs what is sacred

Dogs? Pigs? Sacred things? Jesus used an illustration to forbid wasting something valuable on an undeserving object. Yet it’s not immediately clear what shouldn’t be wasted and on whom.  Continue reading

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Seek the welfare of the city

Allegiance to their Creator faded as they became increasingly enamored with the allurements of culture around them. Continue reading

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Elentics and the Holy Spirit

All who care about reaching others with the goodnews of salvation must care about elentics. Continue reading

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8 point mission statement for your life

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Do you understand common grace?

An urgently needed focus for the Church… Five questions for great conversations among those who care… Continue reading

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It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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Four reactions to culture

Wisdom calls us to engage in truth-based dialogue and persuasion in settings like family, work, community and government… Continue reading

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Ministry from modern to postmodern times

Let’s embrace the challenge of seeking a better understanding of the shift to postmodernity and addressing it as a communication challenge for the gospel. Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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