Cruel Irony…

“There’s a cruel irony that comes into play whenever we value something above God. If we prioritize happiness above all else, we will never find happiness. If we grant marriage or family or work the highest place in our hearts, we will end up hurting those too. These are all good things, but they were […]

Think About It…

“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet they found themselves in the same fellowship purely because of the cross. But in the American church, we want to […]

Think About It…

“I think we have really hyper-individualized Christianity. We are comfortable with pastors laying out the implications of being a Christian in our personal lives, maybe even our family lives…but not our social lives. When you group people together into communities, such as a neighborhood or national government, for some reason, we tend to keep God […]

Think About It…

“In the beginning (New Testament times), the church was a gathering of men and women around the person and mission of Jesus. Then it moved to Greece, where the church became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where the church became an institution. Then it moved to Europe, where the church became a culture. […]