Always reforming… this should be the Church

First, distinguish between deconstruction and reform. The church is a Christ-made institution, but it is also a sinful institution. It always needs reform. If a person’s frustration with the church arises from the biblical vision of community, that’s not deconstruction. It’s calling the church back to the gospel. More HERE. There is a deep workContinue reading “Always reforming… this should be the Church”

The remnant and the reformation

In Draw the Circle Mark Batterson calls for a reformation. It only takes a few people praying. A remnant that will be faithful can see God move in powerful ways. One area of reformation I believe we desperately need in the evangelical/Pentecostal church is a reformation of worship. That we get away from our “rock star” worshipContinue reading “The remnant and the reformation”

Reformation and Revival

The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes. Os Guinness Read more at

A Prayer for Revival and Reform

14 Please come back, God of heavenly forces! Look down from heaven and perceive it! Attend to this vine, 15     this root that you planted with your strong hand, this son whom you secured as your very own. 16 It is burned with fire. It is chopped down. They die at the rebuke coming from you. 17 Let yourContinue reading “A Prayer for Revival and Reform”

Revival or Reform?

Something rattling around in my brain lately has been the question: Do I ask for “revival” or “reformation?” Jeremiah helps me out on this one: 3 This is what the Lord of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, says: Improve your conduct and your actions, and I will dwell with you in this place.4 Don’t trust in lies: “ThisContinue reading “Revival or Reform?”