Coming off my blog hiatus…

It has been a while since I posted anything.  I really meant to, but could not quite bring myself to.  I love to write, being a teacher by nature, as you can see by what I post here.  I love to take the word and apply it to life.  However, I love relating to people even more.  In order to be truly missional, the word has to become incarnational. "And the Word became flesh and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 May 29th, 2009|Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Risky Buisness…

We have been teaching a series called "Going Deep" over the last few weeks and it has been an awesome experience for me because it has been shaping me as I teach it.  The thing I have been pondering is how we mostly present Christianity as a belief system instead of a way of life.  Our faith was intended to be a way of life.  God models this for us.  We know 1 John 4:8 says [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:55+00:00 May 7th, 2009|Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Going Deep Pt. 1

Last week I started a new teaching series at The Dwelling Place entitled "Going Deep."  It was prompted by something I posted a few days back where I said "Going Deep is our part, going Big is God's part."  As I was reflecting on Acts 2 I noticed something that jerked me back like a dog on a leash. We have a tendency as church pastors and church planter to give in to the pressure [...]

Missional, Incarnational Community…

In the movie Superman Returns, Superman comes to see Lois and explains why he left and came back.  He takes Lois for a flight through the night sky high above the earth.  As they hover, Superman says: S: What do you hear? L: Nothing. S: I hear everything.... S: You wrote "The world does not need a Savior, but every day I hear people crying out for one." Isn't that so true.  If you have [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 20th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

Missional Community…

"Going deep is our part, going big is God's part." "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 19th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|2 Comments