I was reflecting this morning on the effects of revelation on one's life. Paul speaks several places in scripture about the revelation of Christ and His gospel and their impact upon his life. This revelation had a death and life effect on Paul. This revelation is a mystery revealed and cannot be understood by someone who has not experienced it. No one can teach it to you. It is "... the mystery which has been [...]
After the last post concerning the House Church Movement in China, I ran across this article at World Mission Impact: "200 Christian leaders from 40 nations met in New Delhi, India, Nov 11-14th, 2009, to explore the scope and significance of house-based discipling communities and emerging house church movements worldwide. Known best from the history of the underground house churches in China that report by now an estimated 100 million members, a similar phenomenon has [...]
As I sit here in a little coffee shop in Wilmington, NC and reflecting on the last details to finish today for the Christmas Gathering of our House Church tomorrow evening, I am struck with a humbled sense of gratitude. In all the business and planning we do for our churches in the West, we can lose sight or maybe never see the essence of what church really is. We can so easily take the Church [...]
This is a great video about the Simple Church movement by House2House featuring a number of leaders and Simple Church practitioners.
I just love the awkwardness of conversation. You know it when you encounter it. The proverbial "How's the weather" conversation; the superficial stuff. We do this when we don't know someone, don't know what to talk about or what questions we should really ask. These kind of conversations are interesting among christians, especially leaders. This is why pastors, church planters, leaders and those observing them ask superficial questions about success. How many people do you [...]