Evangelism Is a Community Project

What do you think of when someone says the word “evangelism”? For many Christians it conjures up images of awkward conversations and one-size-fits all gospel presentations. But a closer inspection of the Bible reveals a different picture. Our Collective Witness I recently had the privilege of gathering with my church small group to discuss the … Continue reading Evangelism Is a Community Project

Why You Should Go to Small Group, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

I wage war every Wednesday. Should I drag myself out of the house and go to small group or just stay home? The Battle My body says, "Don't you dare get up from this couch." My toddler says, "Sure.  Keep me up past my normal bedtime. I promise I'll make it interesting!" And my heart … Continue reading Why You Should Go to Small Group, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Community.  It's all good until you actually try it.  Engaging in Christian community is a biblical requirement, but the idea is hard to implement because it runs counter to at least two powerful cultures. The Idea of Christian Community Our church small group recently spent an entire semester studying different aspects of Christian community: how … Continue reading What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Discipleship as the Solution to Deism

Why do so many Christians seem to act like everyone else in the world?  For people who claim to have been "born again" their spiritual lives seem unremarkable.  Is this all there is to the Christian life or have we missed something? I recently heard my pastor mention in a sermon the idea of "deism." … Continue reading Discipleship as the Solution to Deism