Ascension Day

Ascension Day marks the day when Jesus Christ ascended up into Heaven. It was 40 days after his resurrection from the dead. Forty days from Easter, April 12, 2009, is today, Thursday, May 21. Ascension is the culmination of the incarnation. From before creation, it was established that union with mankind would be accomplished in… Continue reading Ascension Day

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Why Did Jesus Die?

I will be out for the next few days. I wanted to leave you with this over the weekend. I believe that you will find it full of truth, hope, and life. Happy Easter. Jesus’ coming and his death are the living expression of the unwavering and single-minded devotion of the Father to His dreams… Continue reading Why Did Jesus Die?

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

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

Additional Thoughts on From Eternity to Here

This book is important to Frank, and his desire is that people who read it would experience a greater revelation of Christ. Does he tend toward over-enthusiasm and hyperbole? Yes, but he seems to do so out of eager zeal and passion. As with Frank’s other books, I found that while I generally agree with… Continue reading Additional Thoughts on From Eternity to Here