Blogging in China

Blogging in China

Here in San Diego, CA, we have a talk radio station on 89.5 FM, which I was listening to while driving to the grocery store yesterday afternoon after work. The talk show I was listening to was about the increasing popularity of blogging in China. One single woman in her 20’s said she enjoys blogging …

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Would You Like to Meet Jesus?

Would You Like to Meet Jesus?

Have you ever met Joshua from the small town of Nazareth? The Western world knows Him as ‘Jesus,’ primarily because His name in Greek is ‘Iesous. In Latin, it’s Jesu. In anglicized Chinese, it’s Yesu. Either way you call it, He’s God in a human body. The only One to escape human mythology. He was …

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Attractional or Missional: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

Attractional or Missional: You Can’t Have it Both Ways

In what Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost call in their book, The Shaping of Things to Come, to the Attractional Church, “evangelism becomes about inviting people to meetings.” This limits our vision for what God can do both in time and in space, doesn’t it? But “Jesus didn’t say, ‘sit in your church and wait …

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Questions About Jesus Being My Friend

Questions About Jesus Being My Friend

While on earth…* What kind of friend was Jesus?* Is Jesus the kindred spirit I’m looking for?* How did Jesus treat His friends?* Can I be a friend of Jesus? What does that look like?* Which were more important to Jesus–family or friends?* What should I imitate about Jesus’ friendships?I realize the answers are going …

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Products but not Prisoners

Products but not Prisoners

Have you ever heard of the “father wound?” What were those missed moments in your life that dad failed to take charge of? You know, those moments where he could have been intentional about teaching you those life lessons: how to fix cars, how to treat girls, how to handle your money, religious values and …

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Burn the Cow, Give Him His Due!

Burn the Cow, Give Him His Due!

Biblical Worship Defined“Worship is the commemoration of being in covenant fellowship with the sovereign and holy God through the Lord Jesus Christ.” How that is accomplished is by the: 1. Expressed commitment of trust and obedience to the responsibility of loving God with our whole being, and loving all other people,2. Intentional praise and adoration …

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