This is a Reformation

I’m going to make a seemingly bold (and yet not really all that bold claim):We are in a Reformation. In actuality, we are always in “reformation.” This is why the reformers of the 16th century variety coined the phrase “semper reformanda” or “the church reformed, always reforming.” It’s the reality that we are always being re-formed, if we are active in a relationship with God. … Continue reading This is a Reformation

A Pastoral Letter to the Church | “Enough is Enough”

To those who have laid claim to the name above every name. We must repent. We must turn away from violence. We must turn away from the hardness of heart that would consume us. We must plead with the Father to replace our heart of stone with one of flesh. We must embrace the prospect that we are like sheep being led to the slaughter. Not as a political cause, but as a righteous act in the name of the one true God. Continue reading A Pastoral Letter to the Church | “Enough is Enough”

Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 7

Part 7: Spiritual formation is not attractional. The entire model of the contemporary American church is centered upon attraction and motivational appeals. I grew up in this church culture so I know it well. The contemporary churches of today are merely adult versions of the youth groups of yesterday. My “youth group” experience simply followed me into my adult life. And the tactics are the … Continue reading Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 7