Outside the Box
What kind of box do you have your life and world view packaged in? Ultimately with our systems and denominational perspectives, and ecclesiological ideas we all have boxes and labels and areas of comfort.Because of the changing world around us, I am finding myself more and more often in conversations with people who will ultimately […]Read more
How does Your Garden Grow?
How does your garden grow? If we consider the mission of God on every Christian, let’s consider the impact of our involvement in this mission as planting a garden. Of course we plant a garden with a view for a harvest. But in reality, what is our responsibility? What can we do? The title is […]Read more
I Need Your Help – So what is Church Unleashed Global?
Church Unleashed is a ministry committed to a movement. It is committed to releasing the God-given Acts 1:6 DNA that is inherent in every true church. It is a ministry of “making disciples” of all the ethne, the nations, of the world. Currently there are approximately 3000 different ethnic groups with no access to the […]Read more
How do You Deal with “IT”?
I attended a worship service yesterday where the young man speaking had two main points in his message: (1) It happens, and (2) If “It” is not good, God is not finished with “It” yet.I think I agree with that, not that my agreement matters. Obviously everything that happens in our lives is not good. […]Read more
Sticks and Stones
Do we allow sticks and stones to take the place of spiritual life? Recently in a discipleship time, a pastor friend shared a heartbreak that was his main prayer request for the day. A deacon’s meeting had stirred up more heat than light. One man was upset that Christmas decorations had been placed on the […]Read more
Did You Kiss the Fish? (Is Jesus the Only Way)
This post is for people with fish breath. Let me begin by saying that I do not generally address a topic such as this in my blog posts because it is written to an audience other than the three people who read my posts. I confess I am intrigued by the title of Wolsey’s book, […]Read more
Where Do We Go? Finding Missional Direction.
How do we find missional direction for our church? So if we determine that scripture really does expect more of us than sending our money to some mission organization and that we should be engaging unreached people, how do we discover where to go? The Holy Spirit clearly directs the church throughout the book of […]Read more
Logs, Crocodiles, Proverbs, and Born Again!
Working among the Bambara people of Mali I discovered a new appreciation for proverbs. They have one for so many dimensions of life. One of my favorite is, ‘No matter how long a log floats on the river, it can never become a crocodile.” When I asked what does that mean, I was told, it […]Read more
Lord, You will Never Wash My feet.
In some cultures it is considered poor manners to sit in such a way as the bottom of your feet show. Imagine what Jesus’ actions in the upper room must appear like to those who consider feet to be such a dirty part of the body as to be offensive. While Leonardo Da’Vinci’s painting of […]Read more
Real Mexican Food
“I want to eat some real Mexican food”. Those were my words just recently. My desire was fulfilled today without leaving the country. I did not even leave the neighborhood where I was working at the time. One of the Malians who travels with us out to the bush (formerly our driver) does not speak […]Read more