Trying to navigate the difficult dynamics of needing money for more full-time ministry life yet not wanting to be a burden so that nothing will stand in hindrance of the gospel message is nothing new. Yet American primarily struggles in only one direction here, and it needs to change if we’re going to address society boldly and move forward righteously.
A week ago I attended a conference for ministry-minded folks with a desire for reaching college students. At one point I found myself sitting next to a young man of African American ancestry, who was obviously very intelligent, in his last year of school, and was considering joining staff with the collegiate ministry he was […]
First, if religious works were crucial to achieving a good standing with God, then there would always be a fundamental difference between those in church ministry and everyone else. But if religious work did absolutely nothing to earn favor with God, it could no longer be seen as superior to other forms of labor. The gospel […]
God is good and we don’t get to understand much more than that…
We are part of the best story there is. So how do we cast a compelling vision for our community and connect with the people – even those who don’t believe as we do – in a way that excites them, assures them we care, and connects our story to theirs in a way that shows them the depth of meaning THE story can bring to their lives!?
Sometimes my least favorite part about the process I feel I’m going through is learning to associate with the anxiety that small all business owners go through. It’s ridiculous. It sucks. It’s stupid! Yet it’s too often normal… Plus, it affects everything… if we let it…