The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

The Power of the Spoken Word [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?

Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.


I am white.

And I am part of a community of ethnically diverse women who come together each year for five days for a spiritual retreat. This spiritual practice is life-giving, stretching, and enriching. Although I work in correctional ministry alongside a very diverse group of people, prior to this group, I did not have any close friends who were ethnically diverse.

Saturday is for Seminars and Church Signs

Saturday is for Seminars and Church Signs

16 shopping days till Christmas


December and January Speaking Engagements

Here are a few places I will be the next couple of months, and then some church signs for you!

December 2017

I’m at Moody Church all Sundays, including morning and evening on Christmas Eve, except these Sundays:

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 2)

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 2)

Call. Context. Commission.


Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)

Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)

Call. Context. Commission.


We live in a moment of cultural turmoil in the West, perhaps particularly in the United States. The shift to a post-Christendom age means that we as Christians need to rediscover our mission and identity as the people of God in a place that is increasingly foreign and, at times, hostile. This is different from the culture most of us came of age in, and it is one many did not expect to have arisen so quickly.

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Is There a Place at the Table for Leaders with Mental Illness? I Think So.

Depression is an illness. Like diabetes.


Pastor Bill Lenz, founder and pastor of Christ the Rock Community Church, took his own life Monday afternoon. Here is what Christ the Rock CC said in a public announcement:

No Matter Who Takes the Cake, What Christians Should Do Next Is Clear

No Matter Who Takes the Cake, What Christians Should Do Next Is Clear

Religious liberty and civil rights are key issues of our day.


Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, as you may have heard, involves Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who in 2012 refused to make a cake for the same-sex wedding of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. Phillips defended his refusal as resulting from his Christian faith.

Stories, Theology, and the Importance of Literature

Stories, Theology, and the Importance of Literature

Dr. Christina Bieber Lake is Professor of English at Wheaton College.


The Need for Culturally Agile Leaders in Church Planting

The Need for Culturally Agile Leaders in Church Planting

The mission of God knows no cultural boundaries


We’re in one of the best times in history to start globally-minded churches in North America—churches that are rooted in North American cities, but effectively minister to and minister through global citizens. This isn’t just for cities like New York or Chicago. Immigration and the rise of the information-based economy are turning cities like Tulsa and Minneapolis into globalized cities.

Forks & Spoons - A Simple Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Forks & Spoons - A Simple Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


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