The Story of God & Capital Campaigns (Guest Post – Author, Sean Gladding)

There’s this story in Luke’s Gospel. Jesus is in the Temple with the disciples, and he’s watching people drop money into the treasury coffers. After some rich guys drop in sacks that make a nice jingle when they hit the pile beneath, an old woman drops in two small coins that barely make a sound. [Read More...]

The Problem: Cars That Break Down (an analogy for narrative theology)

Out of all the bad luck that I have been dealt in my life, the worst is evidenced in the mechanical malfunction of cars.  Its as though they break down to mock me.  Maybe you have had similar experiences.  For the sake of analogy, lets assume that a brand new car is designed in such [Read More...]

Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 1): Missional

The bible is full of helpful character traits that could easily be confused with core values for leadership.  Being kind, compassionate, wise, or a servant; are all examples of these.  Rather than looking at various characteristics of a leadership in the bible, I want to suggest that a Christian leader is invited to derive her [Read More...]

End Times Board Game and Unbiblical Madness

(thanks to Michael Morrell for showing me this via FB *Also note that “madness” is not to suggest the insanity of the good folks who hold to the view being critiqued, but to the “madness” of playing a board game ) I am personally saddened that this is a real commercial by wonderful Christian folks [Read More...]


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