Archives for Jun 8, 2012 @ 20:11

Nearly Tame Cockatoo

In Sydney, in the botanical garden, we happened upon a bunch of cockatoos. I held out my arm and this fella flew down and perched on my arm.                             [Read more…]

Faith vs. Fear and Burnout

By Paul Tripp: What Jesus says next may be hard to accept, but it is vital to hear. He essentially says that the reason our lives are driven and shaped by fear and not faith is that we have forgotten the gospel. Christ lays down three gospel arguments for us to consider. 1. The gospel of [Read More…]

Focus on a Few

By J. Lee Grady: I’m not against mass evangelism. I’m not criticizing people who organize big meetings. But I’m learning that the best way to impact a large number of people is to focus on a few. This was Jesus’ method of ministry. Most of his conversations in the Gospels were with His small group [Read More…]

When is the Gospel at Stake?

I’m bouncing off a post that claims too many Christians are Chicken Littles because they run around claiming and worrying and showing their faithfulness by saying the sky is falling down all the time. That is, they think the gospel is at stake in every conversation. Deny inerrancy? The gospel is at stake. Deny the [Read More…]

Churches Gone Resistant

In 1994 a historic moment in the American church (purportedly) occurred: a rapprochement between major evangelicals and Catholics. The signed statement of the Evanglicals and Catholics Together, about “The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium,” as Ross Douthat observes, was a unity but “ultimate unity against a common threat” (see his book Bad Religion, p. [Read More…]