Aug 31, 2016
church planting, missional, missions, evangelism
Regardless of if we are called specifically to be church planters, all of us are called to be ABOUT church planting.
The question, “Am I called to be a church planter?” is not a straightforward one. It’s not like, “Should I breathe?” or “Should I love others as Jesus does?”
The question, “Am I called to be a church planter?” is kind of like ...
Aug 31, 2016
religious liberty, religious freedom, burkinis, france
We must speak into religious liberty issues that protect the rights of those who believe differently than we do.
Yesterday I wrote an article for Religion News Service about women and burkinis. But, it was not really about women and burkinis. It was about secularism and its march.
Before you go much further, click here and see this picture at the New York Times. It’s of the French ...
Aug 30, 2016
Hurricana Katrina, disaster relief, Louisiana flooding
It's been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. And there is still much we can learn from that disaster.
Eleven years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore between Louisiana and Mississippi. It was one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States history. Katrina caused the deaths of almost 1,500 Louisiana residents. Approximately 80% of the city was ...
Aug 29, 2016
black church, culture, evangelism
The powerful, painful history of the Black Church has much to teach us as our culture continues to push the church to the margins of society.
At dinner the other night, our family sat in earshot of a group of people discussing presidential politics. They were older, Caucasian, and rather conservative in their political leanings. It was clear that they, like many Americans, are uninspired and—in their words—disheartened ...
Aug 27, 2016
Join me for a conference in Georgia or Texas, or on a Sunday morning at one of the churches I am preaching at in the coming weeks!
CAPACITY Pastor and Leaders Conference - September 7-9, 2016 – Austell, GA
AACC Mega National Conference – September 15-17, 2016 - Addison, TX
August 28, 2016
Chinese Union Church
September 4, 2016
September 9, 2016Capacity ...
Aug 26, 2016
church signs, cancer, failure, disaster relief
Four places of human flourishing, surviving cancer, learning from failure, church signs, and more!
Aug 25, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding
More on what's happening and how you can help.
Ed: What is your organization doing right now to help those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana?
Tim Haas, Manager of U.S. Disaster Relief, Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is leading volunteer teams to mud-out homes that have been flooded in this deadly event. ...