Living in an area where one is in the religious majority changes the way you see the world. In America, those of us who are Christians often feel like the world is changing, and not in a way that is positive for us, but the truth is we are still part of the largest religious segment…Read more The Faith of Another
According to a new research project released by Gordon-Conwell's Center for the study of Global Christianity, approximately 20% of non-Christian North Americans do not personally know a single Christian. Read that again. Slowly. We live in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave; the country where Christianity has often been…Read more Christianity unknown?
Probably the most moving, impactful book I have read in a few years has been "The Insanity of God." Author Nik Ripken traveled around the globe interviewing members of the persecuted church and chronicling their stories, but before you get to that portion of the book, Ripken tells the story of his own experience as…Read more Kindle Deal – The Insanity of God
Recently I wrote a post dealing with the issue of human trafficking/slavery and the need for the church to become a part of the solution. This issue continues to grow in prominence, and thankfully, seems to be particularly important to emerging generations. Along those lines, CNN recently released a report on the Passion 2013 Conference…Read more Ending Slavery, in this Generation
I love to read. There are few things that shape the human race more than the influence of good writing. This has been true in my life in significant ways. Specifically in relationship to my spiritual formation, I can think of four books that have challenged me, encouraged me, shaped me and helped create who…Read more Books that Inspire – Spiritual Formation
I am very excited to announce that our church has agreed to partner with the Missouri Baptist Convention to host the 121 Conference which will occur on August 28th & 29th. The conference is an effort to help understand how to take 1st century mission and theology and apply it in a 21st century context.…Read more 121 Coming soon!