Incarnational dying

I heard this story friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend style, so I can’t vouch for its strict accuracy. But true or not, it makes a powerful point. A Christian visitor came to Mother Theresa’s ministry in Calcutta to find out more about how she did ministry. She...

Today’s lepers

Galatians 2:910:  “James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. All they asked was that we...

Fighting discouragement

For those who want to spark change toward missional incarnational ministry, discouragement is a constant battle. For change at this level to occur, we’re actually talking about DNA. That’s the toughest thing to change once it’s already taken root. Recognize that it’s...
St Patrick: missionary

St Patrick: missionary

Take along a book to read over your glass of green beer.  Thomas Cahill’s book How the Irish Saved Civilization is a fine and entertaining read, especially in its examination of the missionary work of St. Patrick. Happy St. Paddy’s day!

The condition of the heart

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the parable of the sower. Jesus said, “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It...
Launching Missional Communities Field Guide

Launching Missional Communities Field Guide

If you’re a practitioner wanting to understand more about the nuts and bolts of missional community life and structure, the Launching Missional Communities Field Guide by Mike Breen and Alex Absalom can point you in the right direction. Within its pages you’ll...