What Do You Long To See For Your Church?

No Silver Bullets Daniel Im

No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im is one of the finest books on intentional discipleship I have read. It is a privilege to feature this excerpt from Daniel’s book where he challenges Christian leaders to shift to a kingdom perspective, dream, and strategize ways to encourage followers of Jesus to greater Christ-likeness. Read my review … Read more

Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

What Does It Mean To Be A Sign, Instrument & Foretaste? – Part 2

Lesslie Newbigin

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan Lesslie Newbigin’s description of the church’s mission to be a sign, instrument and foretaste of the kingdom of God is beautiful. In this series I’m looking at each of Newbigin’s images to see how they enlighten … Read more

How to see where your Story and God’s Story Entwine

Story

I love stories. Stories have the power to capture our hearts and give voice to our feelings. They help us understand our own lives. Who doesn’t love a good story? God weaves his story into ours. Or more accurately, our stories are woven into God’s. God leaves his fingerprint on the lives of followers of … Read more