I believe COVID-19 is being used by God to challenge the models of ministry we commonly use in the church. In today's podcast, I talk about how John MacArthur's defiance of government orders to shut down his large church as something that exposes the broken mindset we have as a church, and how we need to get back to a much more nimble and personal model of ministry, like we read about in the Bible. A model that doesn't resemble a circus...
COVID-19 is presenting a challenge to the church. In today's podcast, I sit down with pastor Daniel Rushing (Renovatus Church) to talk candidly about the impact of the coronavirus on the life and ministry of the church. Daniel believes this seemingly apocalyptic event will open-up the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into the church.
What is art? Art is the "unique flavor" that we bring to this world that helps free people from the cages they live in. In today's podcast, I talk to musician John Howey about the nature of art, its place in our culture, and in the church.
This week has been very contentious in American Politics. Such got me to thinking though, are all our political frustrations by design? Is all this supposed to point us towards something more, and something better?
How do faith and politics intersect? What relationship should exist between church and state? To what degree do they go together, or should they be entirely separate? Is Jesus a Republican or Democrat? Should churches and pastors be outwardly political?
Thanks to technology, we have access to more books, sermons, and teaching than ever. But for all this information, I believe something more is needed in Christianity than another sermon...
The confession that "Jesus Christ Is Lord" originally had major political implications. In a world that believes in the separation of church and state, it is now merely regarded as a "spiritual" confession that we make.
Does God still speak today? And if so, how? In today's podcast, I look at several ways that I believe that God still speaks to us today.
Anytime America is involved in a war, as Christians, we often feel comfortable turning to the Old Testament to justify our wars. I believe this is a grave mistake.
It's become hip in American Christianity to enshrine doubt over dogma. Many are deconstructing their faith, and consider themsleves #Exvangelical. I believe as the church we need to take a different approach, and allow for a generous curiosity, as people journey on their faith in Jesus.