4 Reasons Suburban churches should stay out of the city

I’ve heard that several prominent suburban churches in Minnesota announcing plans to open locations downtown. As an urban dweller – who is also a missionary and student of the church – I thought I’d share some major reservations about this development. At the core this is an issue of culture and world view. A mentor…

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Your Church can’t become Missional

Missional is not another word for outreach, it is not a program you add, and it is not something you choose people to do. It is the ethos of a community. A driving force of a missional church is the belief that God has gone before them, is present, active, and inviting the church into…

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End Times and Djesus Unchained

http://www.hulu.com/watch/457671 Whenever SNL does a short it is going to be over the top satire. That is their style, and they have done a really good job with it over the last couple years. Last weekend they unveiled a new short (embedded below) called Djesus Unchained. It showed a vengeful Jesus who has raised from the dead, killing…

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The Pope, Twitter, and Driving Culture

My 300 words for why you need to engage on twitter + even the pope is doing it. An interesting shift took place in the western church this past century. It is the same shift that pushed churches to the sidelines of culture and conversation in the west. We, as the leaders of the church, began to…

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