This Beautiful Mess

This Beautiful Mess

My wife and I are confronted daily with messes.  It is the nature of having two boys – well, its the nature of having children period.  Yet, the refrains from us are consistent, making our lives feel like  the movie Groundhogs Day: please clean up your room,...
Membership Has Its Blessings

Membership Has Its Blessings

As I delve into a deep study of the nature of the church, I have been reflecting on the joy of being part of a church – sharing a common faith in Christ, committing to one another in the midst of all life’s seasons, serving not our own needs but the needs of...
Digitial Discipleship (4) – Benefits

Digitial Discipleship (4) – Benefits

I’ve been writing about the inherent problems of Digital Discipleship, and now in my fourth installment I’d like to indicate a number of benefits: The ability to get prayer requests and ministering needs out quickly to those who can help. Easy access to online bible...
The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled

What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lengten,” which simply means “spring” — when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time to anticipate the light over darkness. C.S. Lewis called it a season of a kind of “happiness and...
Digital Discipleship (3) – Relationships

Digital Discipleship (3) – Relationships

I really don’t think people change their minds with online debate.  I have yet to hear a testimony from anyone like that.  First, people pick their teams before listening to the argument – and online debate only hardens these loyalties.  Secondly, it’s missing...
Digital Discipleship (2) – Witness

Digital Discipleship (2) – Witness

I mentioned last time that we are becoming unhealthy addicted to the dopamine rushes of instant information and digital attention.  Add to this growing problem is the fact that Christians are often wired to attach desperately important spiritual significance to these...