All in Time

All in Time

All in Time I once heard a joke that went something like this… “A man was taking it easy, lying on the grass and looking up at the clouds.  He was identifying shapes when he decided to talk to God.  “God,” he said, “how long is a million years?” God answered, “In my...
Writings From the Pastor of Pastors

Writings From the Pastor of Pastors

The man called the pastor of pastors, the writer of innumerable books, translator of The Message, and most notably a follower of Jesus, Eugene Peterson, passed away this week. He leaves behind many grieving and many rejoicing at his life and his legacy. Though I did...
Part II: The Mission of the Church

Part II: The Mission of the Church

Last week, I asked the question: is the church obsolete? If you didn’t read it, I hope you can deduce from my previous posts that I don’t think the church is obsolete. But there is a big gap for some churches in their ability to reach people in 2018 while faithfully...
Is the Church Obsolete? Part I

Is the Church Obsolete? Part I

Have you ever heard someone say any of the following, “I don’t go to church because I wouldn’t be accepted there”? Or perhaps, “Why would I join the church? They are basically just a country club for the religious!” Maybe you have said, “I tried out church, went a few...