John Fea calls them “court evangelicals.” I want to go a bit further and use the term: “culturalized Christians.” It’s not a good term, but I start there. Continue reading “The depths of culturalized Christianity”
In 9 days we pack up a moving truck and begin a new phase of our lives. In the last four months, we have been able to see God do incredible things to prepare the way for us.
We’ve also had the incredible opportunity to visit all kinds of churches and see the Body of Christ in worship. While I am still hard on my own tribe (evangelicals) because we’re simply not ready for what is ahead in our culture (and I’m not sure just how many churches are), I am far more positive about the Body of Christ than before. Continue reading “Oh, the places we’ve been”
There is one couple who has been a constant in ministry my whole adult life in training for ministry and then ministry. As we have our “last suppers” with friends here in Minnesota, we said goodbye to my spiritual father. Continue reading “In the presence of spiritual giants”
Reflections the day after another school shooting.
Since leaving Heights Church at the end of the year, I have determined to visit different churches every week. (It seems I’ve been busy most Sundays the past 19 years.) Continue reading “My church binging weekend”
We remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on this day. This April will be the 50th anniversary of his death. He wasn’t yet 40 when he was struck down. Continue reading “The silencing of a prophet”
1Co 12:26 — 1Co 12:27
If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets the glory, all the parts celebrate with it. You are the body of Christ and parts of each other. Continue reading “The body of Christ — we need each other”