The Future of the Church: Cynic-Saints?

Gospel Centered Discipleship asked me to write something about how we disciple cynics.  In working on the piece (“Discipling the Disillusioned”), I was struck with the urgency of that task.  If young (and not-so-young) folks are leaving the church due to their frustrations and disillusionment, then the future of the church lies in our capacity…

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God & Natural Disasters

Does God cause tornadoes?  Is His snarling face glaring through the eye of the hurricane?  Does He stomp the sea to stir up a tsunami? The recent spate of tornadoes in the US South and Midwest conjures these sorts of questions in our minds. I just realized that one of the searches that lead someone…

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Revisiting the “We Need Boring Christians” article with Relevant (part 2): STAGE OF LIFE

[This post continues a new series of reflections on my online and print articles with Relevant Magazine on missions, travel, and staying put.  Click here for the 1st post.] Life-stage.  I am thinking a lot today about where we are in life and how that impacts our vocational thinking.  I remember as a zealous 20something…

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