Archives for December 2007

Responding to the Post-Christain Culture

The biblical response to the post-Christian culture is two-fold, as described by Robert Webber: 1 The Call to Stand Over Against Culture The first issue to deal with is how and where the Christian faith radically differs from the present assumptions of culture. Three matters in particular stand out: philosophical, ethical, and spiritual relativism. Philosophical […]

The World We Evangelize

Robert E. Webber describes today’s world as “post-Christian” and challenges churches to understand the task of evangelism and discipleship within this context. Here’s how Webber illustrates the post-Christian world we live in: 1 In a recent Nightline town meeting with gay and lesbian teenagers, Ted Koppel asked, “What do you say when someone says to […]

Mother Teresa and Henry Nouwen

Mother Teresa “People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and […]

The Theology and Practice of Evangelism – Rockbridge Seminary

I pretty excited about facilitating my first online course at Rockbridge Seminary this Spring. I am facilitating, “The Theology and Practice of Evangelism“. Should be a great course. Text books: The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church by Reggie McNeal They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations by Dan […]

Race Track Chaplaincy of America- RTCA

During my time in East Texas this past week I had the great privilege of reconnecting with an old friend, Carolyn Linder who has known me all my life. She had heard of our transition for serving as pastors at Saddleback Church to launching Street to the Seat and wanted to hear more about our […]

MerryChristmas from Kerry & Stephanie Mackey

Well, the Mackey Family had a great cross country drive from South Orange County, CA to Arlington, Texas stopping in Tucson, AZ and Midland, Texas.  We have spent the past 4 days visiting with our families in Gladewater & Arlington, Texas. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy […]

4 Tips for a Healthy Soul

Just read these on Pastor Lance Witt’s blog. These are good thoughts for all of us as we round out the year and begin looking to 2008. 1. Slow Down. Walk a little slower this week. Don’t check your e-mail as soon as you get out of bed. Engage in unhurried conversation. Drive slower. Don’t […]

What is Missional?

Great question. I like the way Dan Kimball writes it in, “They Like Jesus But Not the Church”. Here is what he writes. What is Missional? 1. Being missional means that the church sees itself as being missionaries, rather than having a missions department, and that we see ourselves as missionaries right where we live. […]

Book Review: Dan Kimball’s, “They Like Jesus But Not The Church”.

I’ve been preparing to teach an online course for Rockbridge Seminary starting January 1st and have been finishing up my reading. One of the books we are using is Dan Kimball’s book, “They Like Jesus But Not the Church“. Another is Reggie McNeal’s book, “The Present Future“. I have to say I am really enjoying […]

Forbes writes on 15 Ways to Improve your Church Marketing

15 Ways to Improve your Church Marketing By Chris Forbes <read full article> How to make more impact with your communication strategy: 1. Put more effort and thought into your communication planning. 2. Define what you want to accomplish with your promotional efforts. 3. Advertise who you really are, not who you are not. 4. […]