Does Easter happen outside of the church?

Does Easter happen outside of the church?

Today’s entry is by guest blogger Randy Lovejoy. His new website– www.EnactedPrayers.com– will be going live in August. “He is risen!” said Steve to another man who had just gotten out of one of the teepees which surrounded the common area. “Right”...
Pressing reset to engage the culture

Pressing reset to engage the culture

Today’s blog entry is by guest blogger, Dr. Parnell Lovelace. Recently, I experienced some difficulty accessing information on my laptop. After attempting several times to use the password I had entered previously on the site, it became apparent that the only...
A Church of the City

A Church of the City

Today’s blog entry is by guest blogger Dr. Parnell Lovelace. Jesus’ Great Commission demands a deliberate response from those who take the call to reach the people of the city seriously. Cities across America are experiencing a great resurgence and redevelopment of...
Calling, part two?

Calling, part two?

Calling isn’t a once-in-a-lifetime, you-find-it-or-you-don’t kind of endeavor. At certain points, God may call us to shift gears– and that doesn’t mean we got it wrong the first time. Sometimes he uses one season of life and ministry to prepare...
We all need to grow in different areas

We all need to grow in different areas

To grow toward true, holistic maturity in Christ, we need to take all areas of his commands to heart. For years and years in my walk of discipleship, I mostly ignored the area of social justice. It just didn’t fit my theological paradigm, and it didn’t register that I...
Serving God

Serving God

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40) How do we serve God? By serving others… especially by serving ‘the least of these’– those who cannot give back to...