As the people of Christ we are called to faith, not fear, and we are called to sacrificial love, not self-preservation. As Henri Nouwen wrote, “Fear engenders fear. It never gives birth to love.” Surely there is a third path that follows in the steps of Jesus; I will call it The Naaman Option.
If you have had enough church for a lifetime, if you are just about “done,” me too.
We live in a work obsessed culture, but Christ calls us to rest from our labors so we can return to our work with renewed focus.
The culture is obsessed with it, and the church doesn’t talk about it.
How pop Christianity’s inability to say “I don’t know” is keeping us from experiencing God.
Dublin’s archbishop called the vote to legalize same sex marriage a “reality check” for the church in Ireland. It should be one for the U.S. religious right as well.
Smart phones promise us the god-like power to leave our bodies, but are they also making us less human?
Everything changes when I recognize it’s God’s table and not mine.
When we evaluate everything based on its missional efficiency, are we adopting Soviet-style utilitarianism in the name of Christ?
The glamor of the mega-ministry and its ability to offer greater choices appears to be fading—at least in some regions. But is this shift anything more than a reflection of social trends?