A little admission on Video Venues…

I have an admission to make on Video Venues.  But first… Recently, one of my favorite sparring partners (and hopefully someday a beer-summit buddy) Geoff Surratt made some startling admissions of his own about Video Venues.  He wrote on his blog: "Will video teaching have unintended consequences? Yes. Can video teaching be used to inflate already over-inflated[…]

Golden Calf Country

An amazing passage from Under The Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson… "I learned, gradually but surely, how embarrassingly naive I was in matters of religion. I don‚Äôt blame myself too much now, for I find that it is a naivete pretty common among pastors. We assume that because people want more religion, they want more[…]

Church Planting Opportunities in Virginia

Got this from Ecclesia- check it out if you are interested in planting in the VA… There are several partially funded church planting opportunities throughout the state of Virginia (and Washington DC) available.  These new plants are being started in cooperation with the Baptist General Association of Virginia (www.vbmb.org) and the Ecclesia Network (www.ecclesianet.com).  We[…]

A Muslim teaches us…

One of the great challenges of our pluralistic times is to be tolerant without becoming antagonistic or descending into either the "we're *all* right" or "nobody really knows (we're all wrong)" silliness of relativism. I loved this on a Muslim professor at a Christian college and what he has to say to Christians.  "Dr. Eboo[…]

Portland: Jesus’ Favorite City

From USA Today: Evangelism 2.0 Stereotypes simply don‚Äôt apply these days in Portland, Ore. A conservative Christian minister and an openly gay mayor of this progressive city provide a glimpse of what could be Christianity‚Äôs future. Welcome to ‚ÄúJesus‚Äô favorite city.‚Äù By Tom Krattenmaker PORTLAND, Ore. ‚Äî This city, it would seem, is the last[…]