How Kids Ministry Fits into Missional Community / Incarnational Church Plants

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Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (4 – A Judgment Day Parable)

The following is part of a series on Hell, partially as a response to the Love Wins controversy.  To catch up, go here. As I stated in the first post, this section will be mostly based on Sharon Baker’s Razing Hell. ———————- Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? Otto the Non-Believer at [Read More…]

Re-Imagining Being the Community of Jesus: Christ’s Body in Corinth – The Politics of a Metaphor

*The following is written by Lawrence Garcia For those on whom it is being imposed, “unity” can be an ominous word. After all, history has proven such words—unity, concord, and harmony—are usually employed ideologically by the social elite upon the marginal, a sort of rhetorical tool in the ideological tool belt of those situated at [Read More…]

Treat Them Like a Tax Collector: Reflections on Matthew 18, Church Discipline, and Andrew

Jesus offers a model for reconciliation in Matthew 18.15-17.  Often, these three verses are used for the opposite of this: alienation.  These words operate as a law in some settings, when in fact they are meant to give guidance toward restoring relationship. Over the past few days, Matthew Paul Turner hosted a series of blogs [Read More…]