Stop Sawing- Please!

Here’s something I’m wondering about tonight. What is God’s greatest value/character/characteristic? Let’s assume you all went with the Sunday School answer and thought “love,” but even if you didn’t, you can still do this little thought experiment. Now the question is, “How do you know?” Here’s where I’m going with this- no matter what your answer[…]

Last Chance For a Win-Win on Same-Sex Marriage?

This week, two important things happened. First, the voters of North Carolina passed a State constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And then shortly after, President Obama reversed his long-held position against same-sex marriage and said, “It ought to be legal.” In addition, the polls now show that the country is almost precisely divided in half[…]

Why Church Planter Conferences are SO much better than Church Growth Conferences.

I’ve been incredibly blessed over the last couple of months to be able to attend two gatherings of Church Planters. The first was the Ecclesia Network‘s National Gathering and the second has been Christian Associates International‘s Leadership Summit. I’ll blog more in depth about both soon, but for now- it’s got me thinking about why[…]

Just in time for the Fourth… “Be Careful What You Worship on July 4”

New article up on Out of Ur… join the discussion! July 1, 2010 Be Careful What You Worship on July 4 Is national patriotism inconsistent with Christianity? by Bob Hyatt I‚Äôve been a part of numerous churches that celebrated American Independence Day with abandon: 80-foot flags hanging from the ceilings, singing the ‚ÄúStar Spangled Banner‚Äù[…]