Markers of a church planting movement #9: (a)Political

This is the ninth and FINAL post in a series exploring the broad vision for our church plant in Seattle. If you want to know more about that project, check out my Church Plant category   For the rest of this specific series, go here. ———————————————————————————————————————————— (a)Political The kingdom of God isn’t directionally challenged; it transcends “left” or “right” [Read More...]

Following Jesus: The Best Gun Control Ever!

The Central Valley of California is similar to most of rural America. It’s an area with lots of traditional folks, many who love God and desire to serve Christ in all things. Places like the Valley at times carry the baggage of some sloppy theology, handed down from fundamentalism and the Religious Right. For this [Read More...]

The todays and tomorrows of this election – a reflection

Today many of us will vote. Tomorrow many of us will gloat. Today many of us are torn. Tomorrow some of us will mourn. Today many of us think we’re right. Tomorrow this might cause fresh fights. Today some wonder if our candidate is actually “pro-life.” Tomorrow we keep praying for the unborn, the war-torn, [Read More...]

Red Letter Dialogues: Review and Introduction (Claiborne and Campolo)

By re-focusing our attention on the basics, the red letters of the Bible, these authors help to open the imaginations of readers to see the way in which the covenant God is bringing heaven to earth. Not only do we readers get to be “flies on the wall” as Tony and Shane dispense their wisdom in a conversational format, but we too are invited into the dialogue with the hope that it will lead to grassroots expressions of the reign of God. [Read more...]


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