Serendipity

When you don’t believe in luck, chance or coincidence you’re typically left with a lot of churchy words to describe the unexpected neat stuff that happens in your life. And those words never really seem to capture it. “Blessing”, “Divine Appointment”, “A God Thing” etc. All a little clunky. The fact is that I do […]

Evangelism’s Code of Conduct

On Thursday, the Chicago Tribune featured an article about the World Council of Churches and the Vatican teaming up to establish a code of conduct for Evangelism. Now I can’t say that when the WCC and the Vatican link arms, that I’m necessarily gonna be right there with them. And it could be that the […]

Evangelism's Code of Conduct

On Thursday, the Chicago Tribune featured an article about the World Council of Churches and the Vatican teaming up to establish a code of conduct for Evangelism. Now I can’t say that when the WCC and the Vatican link arms, that I’m necessarily gonna be right there with them. And it could be that the […]

Oikosthemen

Last night I discovered that The Core website has been linked by a German-language emerging church blog called “oikosthemen” which means, as far as I can tell, in English, “OK”. Makes sense. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it takes Germans 11 letters to say what English-speakers can express in 2. :-)~ Anyway… thanks […]

Death of a Salesman

“The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell.” I’ve been known to say it before, and more and more Christians are beginning to realize it. The concept of Evangelism has been deteriorating into pure salesmanship. The greatest news, the most perfect message humankind has ever heard, and it is relegated […]

The Present

-I’d like a stuffed animal for my daughter.-OK.-For her birthday.-Sure.-What have you got?-I’ve got this rabbit.-This rabbit?-Sure.-It looks fast.-It’s a rapid rabbit.-What’s with the foam on its mouth?-It’s foam.-Does it have rabies?-Maybe.-So it’s rabid.-It’s a rabid rapid rabbit.-Great. Wrap it.