Category: The Church


  • Christianity and the Poor, Part 3

    After a long hiatus, I’d like to revisit the idea of Christianity and the poor—something that’s much discussed today, though many stones...

  • Outsourcing Worship

    Do you ever find it odd that we have worship celebrities? I’m not suggesting that guys like Chris Tomlin or David Crowder are odd (okay, Crowder...

  • When Church Leaders Disagree

    If you have even a minor interest in the Christian scene, then you’ve seen it happen. It’s only a matter of time until two Christian leaders...

  • The Entertainment Gospel

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “church”? Most of us have enough theological wherewithal to point out that church is more...

  • Christianity and the Poor, Part 2

    In my last post, I talked about Ezekiel 16 and how my worldview was shaken when I came across God’s radical assessment of Israel’s wicked...

  • Christianity and the Poor, Part 1

    I’d like to start a series of blog posts dealing with what the Bible says about the poor. My interest in this topic began a few years back...

  • The Franchise Gospel

    In many ways, we have begun to view the church as a corporation. Some will argue that this is a necessary adaptation to our modern context, but...

  • What Do We Do with the Church?

    As open as people tend to be about spirituality these days, you might think the church would be a popular concept. But it really isn’t. It...

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