The Challenge and Promise of Advent

‎From Ted Jennings, author of Transforming Atonement: A Political Theology of the Cross: “What we do is pretend that we have hope and joy and love. What we yearn for is what stands under those names … Advent is a time when we have a chance — if we want to take the chance — [Read More...]

Francis Chan’s Program for “Multiply”-ing Conservative Evangelicals

Reading Francis Chan’s latest book Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples has helped me see how far away from the conservative evangelical theology of my youth I’ve truly gotten. [Read more...]

Presbyterian Pastor on Making the Missional Shift Without Blowing Things Up

Craig Goodwin, author of Year of Plenty, talks about leading Millwood Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington, through the missional shift [Read more...]

Missional Methodists Rejuvenating the Mainline?

It takes something pretty remarkable to get Tony Jones to say “new life is possible in old denominations,” but that’s exactly what Tony said earlier this week in a post about Union, a new United Methodist church plant in Dallas, Texas. [Read more...]

A Must-See for Missional Christians

Life of Pi should be required viewing for all followers of Jesus — especially now, in this time of massive change that Phyllis Tickle calls “The Great Emergence,” which is marked by at least these two things (and surely more): missional shift and overwhelming religious/spiritual pluralism. [Read more...]

Spend This Thanksgiving With Mary … and Jesus

The following Thanksgiving message is from my dear friend Dennis Teall-Fleming, who is the lead church planter and pastor of our small missional community (affiliated with the Disciples of Christ denomination) here in Gastonia, NC (just outside of Charlotte) [Read more...]

This World Is Where the Action Is: Rob Bell on Church and Mission

Not many Christian preachers get featured in The New Yorker or have full-length biographies written about them, but Rob Bell is unique. His remarkable contributions have earned him this kind of respect and attention, one which has author James K. Wellman Jr. asking “in what ways [Bell] is a harbinger — a representative of what [Read More...]

A Guide Book for Neo-Monastics and Other Intentional Christians

In the foreword to The Intentional Christian Community Handbook, Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove write, “This is a book that we’ve needed for a long, long time.” [Read more...]

Bono on the Massive Shift That Is Challenging the Church

Bono is like the patron saint of progressive Christians. He spoke Monday at Georgetown University, and Sojourners’ Cathleen Falsani was there to report on the event. [Read more...]

Is God to Blame for the “Nones” Leaving Our Churches?

Brian McLaren thinks that may be the case. In this provocative new video update, McLaren asks (as only he can) whether the Holy Spirit may be moving in the hearts and lives of the religiously “unaffiliated” (the so-called “nones”) and moving them out of our churches [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X