God has a Purpose in your Disappointments

‘Hope delayed makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is the tree of life.’ Proverbs 13:12 Who hasn’t been disappointed? You miss out on the position or promotion. The invitation you expected never arrives. Every day of the tropical holiday you saved for is raining. The pain of relationship breakdown is too much. The doctor … Read more

Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken – Review

Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken Review

‘The cross kills the me-centric bent of iChristianity, which bends the Bible to support one’s views and treats God as little more than a cosmic Siri to bless and comfort on demand.’ Christianity Should be Uncomfortable – excerpt Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort – excerpt Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken is a book dealing … Read more

Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort

Brett McCracken

The “dream church” picture I painted in the introduction looks very little like the church, Southlands, where I am now a member. Southlands is nondenominational, meets in a renovated prosthetics factory, and has only the slightest liturgical bent. It’s Reformed-ish but Holy Spirit focused, with impromptu “words” from the congregation and quiet prayer in tongues … Read more

Did Jesus Really Have To Die?

Did Jesus Really Have To Die John Stackhouse

Note: This Single Question Interview is different from others on this site. Normally I ask a variety of respected followers of Jesus a question. I find the varied responses bring a depth and richness to the Christian faith. Today’s question is too big. Instead, I only asked the question of John Stackhouse to allow him to … Read more

How to Missionally Engage your Community – Part 4

Dhati Lewis, Graham Hill, Steve Timmis, Steve Addison, Karen Wilk

– Advice & Resources from Missional Experts I’ve noticed a few common things happen since I’ve been blogging and speaking about missional living over the past 4 or so years. I’ve seen people’s eyes widen. God has captured people’s hearts with the idea that he is inviting them to join in his mission in the … Read more