Categories
changing lives faith

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will

This week, I read Why?: Making Sense of God’s Will by Adam Hamilton. In this short book, Hamilton addresses three questions of theodicy, God’s justice in the face of suffering, Why do the innocent suffer? Why do my prayers go unanswered? Why can’t I see God’s will for my life? He concludes with a few words about Why God’s […]

Categories
changing lives

Invitation ≠ Evangelism

While there is some discussion as to whether the The Missional Church… Simple video is helpful, I found one point particularly helpful. Invitation does not equal evangelism. Inviting someone to show up to church to hear a ministry professional share the good news is quite different from sharing your own story of how you encountered […]

Categories
communications ministry

Top 12 Questions before Launching Online Worship

Resurrection Online has been streaming worship since November of 2008. If you are considering launching an online worship service at your faith community, you first have clear answers to these questions first: Why are we launching online worship? Why does worshiping online make sense within the culture of our church? Will this effort be supported […]

Categories
church

Should a Local Church aspire to be “Real” and “Cool”?

Image via Wikipedia I appreciated some of the concepts presented by The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago. Here is a sample from the article: “As a twentysomething, I can say with confidence that when it comes to church, we don’t want cool as much as we want […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Speedlinking – September 4, 2008

Why I’m Glad Some at Granger Don’t Believe in the Bible – A passionate post from Tim Stevens about evangelism, discipleship, the crowd and the church. Wesley Covenant Prayer, remixed – a relevant and faithful prayer from Allen Ewing-Merrill. Do you have a daily rule? Check out Tony Steward’s –  20 Rules – what are […]