by Bob Allen: Margaret Atwood once wrote, ”’What am I living for?’ and ‘What am I dying for?’ are the same question.” There’s something disarming about that thought. When I think deeply about it, I get a bit rattled as I think about what it ultimately means for the believer. These two questions, when taken … More Marks of Letting God Lead
by Bob Allen: A marathoner trains to run 26.2 miles. For some, the desired outcome is simply to get to the finish line. For some it is get to the finish line without walking. For some it is to shave seconds or minutes from a previous time. In order to reach the goal, whatever it … More Until His Glory Covers the Earth
by Paul List: From time to time, I hear people say things like, “I wonder what it would have been like to walk with Jesus when He was here on earth.” I certainly understand their wonder and desire to see the Creator in action. However, we have exactly what He wanted us to have, the … More It’s grim, but not hopeless
Often times evangelism feels difficult which causes trepidation in believers. A greater problem may lie beneath just the prospect of evangelism. In this episode, Bob raises a question about a possible problem with the way many people think about evangelism and the discussion that follows fully fleshes out what evangelism is about and what Christians … More Episode 10 – The Magical Pie of the Gospel
Have you ever felt like you’ve got too much going on? Have you ever felt like everyone else seems too busy to “do their fair share”? Have you ever wondered about how to get off the seemingly endless “hamster wheel” cycle of filling every waking moment of every day? Well in this episode Bob, Adam, … More Episode 9: Creating Margin
Can we talk for a minute about community and discipleship?
The two ideas, often discussed separately, must be married. Church is a fellowship, a collection of diverse individuals unified under the gospel of Jesus Christ. Discipleship is the process by which a believer learns to follow Jesus better. A more distinct connection must be made between fellowship and followship. One cannot disconnect the two concepts as our followship forces fellowship and our fellowship develops from our followship. Given that scriptural truth, recognize that we learn to follow Jesus better by helping others follow Jesus better. … More The Discipleship Dimension of Togetherness
Reading the Bible, one finds there are many acts God encourages His people to perform and many He warns His people to avoid. There aren’t major mental gymnastics that have to take place in order to see that God wants His people to behave in a certain way and that not doing so has consequences.
But underneath this call to a distinct way of life, God has a purpose. Some would say that it is a two-fold purpose and I would argue that ultimately the purpose is singular – the spread of God’s fame and glory upon the earth. … More Distinctive, Purposeful Holiness
Occasionally, well-meaning, good-intentioned teachers or leaders end up demolishing the belief and faith of others through their words. When misunderstood or misapplied, theology can produce division, leaving swaths of wounded people, believers and unbelievers alike, as unintended collateral damage.
Unfortunately, it isn’t rare. … More Slip Slidin’ Away