The Candy Store Church

We pour into our churches on Sundays, lock the doors, and sell sweets to one another. The sugar high exhilarates but by the parking lot the high subsides to a new low and the energy turns to lethargy. What’s worse is that our neighbors watch us come out looking more infirm than when we went …

Learning the Language

“Go and make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Think of disciple making in terms of learning a language. As brilliant as they both are, my two four-year-old granddaughters don’t need English grammar lessons quite yet. The definitions and proper use of indirect …

How To Inherit The Earth

How To Inherit The Earth: Submitting Ourselves to a Servant Savior by Scott Bessenecker, the Associate Director for Missions for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, is simply the best book I’ve read in years on spiritual influence. I wish I had understood and practiced the things that he unpacks in this small book about the ways of …

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