Archives for Jan 6, 2010 @ 14:01

The New Desegregation?

Wow, this is quite the story…. Call it the desegregation of the megachurches — and consider it a possible pivotal moment in the nation’s faith. Such rapid change in such big institutions “blows my mind,” says Emerson. Some of the country’s largest churches are involved: the very biggest, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Community Church in Houston [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 71

Paul’s speech on the Areopagus is one for the ages, though it has generated a number of issues, not the least of which is that some think Paul was out of line in that he has reduced the gospel too much on this occasion. I want to open today to one question: Do you think [Read More…]

Souls in Transition 1

Many of us have imbibed the theory that emerging adults, roughly those who are 18-29, are flocking away from the church and that the church needs to awaken to a potential crisis. I can think of books by Gabe Lyons and Dave Kinnamon (UnChristian), by Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus But Not the Church), and [Read More…]

The Epiphany

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one [Read More…]

God is Great, God is Good

We’ve all observed the rise of nothing less than aggressive atheism, some of which goes over the top in argument and some of which simply lays its cards on the table with confidence and fearlessness and says, “OK, Christian, make my day. Beat this argument.” One thinks, of course, of Dawkins, HItchens and Harris. Some [Read More…]