I was listening to the news from California this morning. The newscasters were asking people if they will rebuild or what it will be like. Others were asking how to help. A couple of thoughts. 1) The disaster is not over! The fires are still burning. They are not in the disaster relief phase, […]
As we enter into – or begin to acknowledge – a new era in the life of the church, words like growing church get tossed around by church leaders. Or maybe you hear about congregational vitality, or congregational health. They are all related, and all often equally undefined. Between my work as a redevelopment (restart/renewal) […]
The Gospel is not a pat on the back for good people.
It is comfort for grieving people.
Hope for broken people.
Love for hated and lonely people.