Devastatingly Evangelical

“There is, then, an evangelical way to preach the Gospel and an unevangelical way to preach it. The Gospel is preached in an unevangelical way, as happens so often in modern evangelism, when the preacher announces: This is what Jesus Christ has done for you, but you will not be saved unless you make a… Continue reading Devastatingly Evangelical

The Future of the Church

Perhaps only in my fevered brain does all of this make sense, but this is how the dots are connecting for me. In spite of The Coming Evangelical Collapse, I feel hopeful about the church.  It may not be an easy time for denominations and institutions because survival will require many changes to the typical… Continue reading The Future of the Church

The Gospel of the Kingdom

I hope you don’t mind that I share some of the things I am currently reading.  It helps me to save some of the thoughts here that I want to remember. Lately, I’ve been reading and listening to quite a bit of NT Wright.  I am actually new to his work – a fact which… Continue reading The Gospel of the Kingdom

Viola On Missional

I am not really looking for a fight, but as my kids are fond of saying, “He started it!” :) Just to let you know, this is intended to be a friendly discussion and to further dialog within the missional conversation. I noticed Frank’s tendency to contrast his message to generalizations about missional thought in… Continue reading Viola On Missional

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

I know this is a little random, but I thought that maybe those of you who are tired of the same old conversation might enjoy this. I thought about calling it Missional Cheesecake since technically you could share it with your neighbors. Next week I’ll be posting pictures of my cat.  Just kidding!  I don’t… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

Missional in the Moment

Confession: I sometimes struggle with what it means to live a missional life as an ordinary believer. I can’t seem to find direction in the environment of Missional Gurus who challenge the fruitfulness of missional living and suggest that most of us are Missional In Name Only.  I don’t have a church, ministry, or project… Continue reading Missional in the Moment