The Holy Spirit pt 3; Daniel’s Observations

There was some discussion on Facebook regarding the original post in this series. Daniel Bartholomew offered several perceptive comments about how the Spirit acts. Biblically speaking, God's power is often manifested in deeply, deeply flawed individuals. Think David. Lot, called "righteous". Noah. Even Saul displayed the work of the Spirit. There does seem, Biblically speaking, … Continue reading The Holy Spirit pt 3; Daniel’s Observations


I tweeted earlier this week: What is the evangelical landscape in Croatia sometimes like? "In those days, Israel had her own king. Everyone did what was right in their own eyes." What did I mean?  Let me unpack that tweet.   Imagine a giant football ("soccer") stadium. Tens of thousands of seats. A beautiful grass pitch … Continue reading Imagine

Godin on Organizational Resilience

If you're not listening to Seth Godin's Akimbo, you're missing some of the best material available on leadership, marketing, creativity, etc.  Every week, this is the most brilliant stuff on the internet. Godin recently dropped an episode on organizational resilience, "Supple."  Church leaders and ministry leaders can learn a great deal from this episode.  My … Continue reading Godin on Organizational Resilience

From CT: “Biblical Responses to Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings”

We were horrified at the news from Sri Lanka this past Sunday, where terrorists affiliated with ISIS bombed Christian churches during their Easter services. The pictures of a statue of Jesus, splattered with worshippers' blood, was especially appropriate & symbolic (Colossians 1:24 (NET): "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up … Continue reading From CT: “Biblical Responses to Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings”

Accountability Questions for Spiritual Adults

I am taking these questions from the HC podcast "Housechurch+" from 26 September 2016.  The hosts are leaders in Prairie Alliance Church, Portage, Manitoba. I am posting with their permission. Their identities don't really affect the impact of the material, but I think one of them is Chris Kehler (I'm not sure) and I haven't … Continue reading Accountability Questions for Spiritual Adults

Evangelical Engagement pt 7: If I Planted a Church in Zagreb …

In what I say below, I am NOT saying that house churches are superior to other approaches. I AM saying that I think house churches fit some contexts--including Zagreb, and the parts of Europe that I am familiar with--better than traditional approaches to making new churches. I also am NOT criticizing existing churches.  The evangelical … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement pt 7: If I Planted a Church in Zagreb …