From October 4, 2015, Fort St. John Alliance Church.
Trait #3 in the DNA series.
I just listened to a podcast where a comedian who is a de-churched Christian (i.e.: no longer attends a church but still considers himself a Christian) shared parts of his spiritual journey and unpacked his current thinking about faith and spirituality.
He’s got colorful language, does a lot of things that wouldn’t be acceptable in most Christian circles and yet still engages in ministry where he serves and shares the Gospel.
An interesting bird.
He said something I’ve heard many times before: Jesus didn’t hang out with the respectable people but with the prostitutes, drunks, etc. This guy took it a step further and stated that he didn’t think Jesus would have anything to do with white middle class Christians today.
Really? Read More →
A follower of Jesus Christ is first of all a lover of God.
But they are also lovers of people.
Here’s a sermon about loving people, from September 27, 2015 at Fort St. John Alliance Church.
Here is a sermon in the DNA of a Christ Follower Series. It’s about Trait #1, Lover of God.
This is a recording from Cranbrook Alliance Church, October 30, 2011.
What do we need to subtract in order to develop a disciple-making culture?
If we’re busy (and we are!) and disciples aren’t being made (and they often aren’t!) if we are to get to that place of “glorifying God by making disciples” we can’t just add something- there’s no room, no margin.
We need to subtract something before we add anything else.
And subtracting is hard. Far harder than adding sth.
Think of the difference between a Swiss army knife and a filleting knife. The Swiss army knife can do a lot of things, but none of them very well. The filleting knife has one simple purpose for which it is exceedingly well designed.
A church with a strong disciple-making culture looks more like the filleting knife than the Swiss army knife. Read More →