Home is still the primary place where we shape and form the future. It’s a great reminder for me to be (and live out) what I want my kids to become in this world (what a tall order!). And it’s also a reminder that the Church is called to be a social communal reality of […]Read More Lebron James and Home Building
As I’ve been working on church planting, one thing I’ve realized is that the concept of church has to start with God’s heart (mission) for humanity and this world. If you’ve grown up in church, then sometimes the language of what church is about seems familiar and “known”. But I’ve noticed that I’ve taken the […]Read More Taking the Reality of the Church for Granted
The other day, I played at a worship night event and had lots of fun. I used the house kit: a Ludwig Keystone. I loved this kit. But this isn’t the point. The worship set was a mixture of some gospel (not hard core, but some), African, and CCM. In all, it was a multi-genre […]Read More CCM Drumming. Lord, Help Me
Quotes from an article written by Alan Roxburgh on Missional Church, along with my own reflections. “More than anything else, [missional church] is about a people who are continually asking questions about what God is up to in the world about them and experimenting in all kinds of ways with joining God in the mission […]Read More Themes of Missional Church by Alan Roxburgh
Meet my friend Rachel (pseudonym). She courageously took the time to do a QA with me. Rachel is someone who loves Jesus in deep ways AND also struggles with church experiences she’s had in the past. As a minister in the marketplace, I come across employees who have experienced deep pains in church settings and […]Read More QA Session: Church Struggles and Hopes
I’m a victim. I was a victim of some bad church experiences. I don’t trust [some] leadership or church communities. I have [some] negative feelings towards church. I’m tired of trying to analyze, understand, and “get over it”. I’ve known many people with the same experiences. Many have found peace and are in a […]Read More Church, It’s not you….it’s me!
The relation of the Church to Christ is not ‘like’ that of a man’s body to the man himself. It IS that of Christ’s body to the Lord Himself.” pg. 28 Simon ChanRead More The relation of the Church to Christ is not ‘like’ that of a man’s body to the man himself. It IS that of Christ’s body to the Lord Himself.” pg. 28
He who has not the Church for his mother, has not God for his Father. CyprianRead More He who has not the Church for his mother, has not God for his Father.
God created the world in order that he might enter into a covenant relationship with humankind. Simon ChanRead More God created the world in order that he might enter into a covenant relationship with humankind.