Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Praying with Walter Brueggemann

Yeild

Yield BirdOriginally uploaded by jciv GIVE US APPROPRIATE YIELDING God of our mothers and fathers long gone and treasured, God of our grandchildren yet to be and awaited, God of our years, our days, and even this moment: Our lives … Continue reading

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Prodigal Christianity the Blog Tour – Signpost #7

Prodigal Christianity

I’m joining a number of other bloggers in a blog tour of Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier authored by my friends David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw. Other bloggers have reviewed the first six signposts. Today I will … Continue reading

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Salt, Light, and a City by Graham Hill – A Review

salt-light-and-a-city

Here is the start of the review I did on Salt, Light and a City: Introducing Missional Ecclesiology by Graham Hill. To check out the total review, go to EMQ Online. What does it mean to develop a missional ecclesiology … Continue reading

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Meeting History – A Poem by Tori Lane

Northern Light by Philippe Mousette. CC BY 2.0.

The walks are streaked with mimicries of Northern Lights as the slowly dipping sun presses stained glass color into the sanctuary. Pews flicker with speckled flashes and worn carpeted aisles glow with muted warmth. Removing shoes in sacred silence, she … Continue reading

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Remembering Dallas Willard – A Man Who Invited Others to Live in the Reality of God’s Kingdom

Dallas-Willard

Dallas Willard was an unassuming kind of man, who used the incredible influence God gave him, to help others live the God-soaked-life in the present, as he himself did.  In a time when so many people seek notoriety, he never … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Speaking in Newport News, VA – Thursday, May 9th

Creating a Missional Culture Book Cover

If you live in the Newport News area and want to learn more about Creating a Missional Culture, the Peninsula Baptist Association is hosting me to speak on that topic this coming Thursday, May 9th, starting at 9:30 a.m.  The … Continue reading

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This Week with Henri Nouwen

The Sower

“Trees that grow tall have deep roots.  Great height without great depth is dangerous.  The great leaders of this world – like St. Francis, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., – were all people who could live with public notoriety, … Continue reading

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