We’ve all had bad church experiences–even Jesus. Listen as Rich Barrett tells of Jesus bad church experience and how we can easily fall into the same traps today. October 28, 2018
For a lot of people, their experiences going to church aren’t objectionable. They are dull. Church is all about a safe and predictable routine. Nothing that is said or done appears to have any connection to their daily lives. It’s about religion.
That kind of church makes it seem like God is safe, predictable, and has no connection to our daily lives. That’s dangerous because God is a relationship to be enjoyed, not a religion to be endured. October 21, 2018
Our pasts tend to follow us around. That’s why a lot of people avoid church. They feel judged, alienated, or slighted because of some mess in their pasts. Some people even feel like their pasts disqualify them from having a relationship with God. That’s ironic because the man who wrote most of the New Testament had quite a messy past. He was the most unlikely candidate for following Jesus, yet he became one of Jesus’ most famous followers. If there’s hope for him, there’s hope for all of us. October 14, 2018
Think about the people who have made a difference in your life. Don’t you want to do that for the next generation? There’s an easy first step. October 7, 2018
This generation is the first that doesn’t need adults for information. But they do need adults for interpretation. What can we do to help the next generation to see the world in a way that sets them up for success? Join Clay Scroggins and Tim Elmore as they have a conversation about how we can help the next gen win. September 30, 2018
The Greatest Generation. Baby Boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Generation Z. Each generation is distinct from those that came before and those that come after. They have different priorities and different experiences. They see the world differently. It’s easy for the generations to live in conflict and competition. But what is our responsibility to the generations that come after us? September 23, 2018
The idea of autonomy is attractive. One of the biggest barriers to belief in God is that we don’t want to need anyone. But what if the idea of autonomy is really the illusion of autonomy? September 16, 2018
We all want to rid the world of injustice. But we can only recognize injustice if we know what justice is to begin with. We don’t always agree about what is just. So, who gets to define justice? September 9, 2018
If big-G God has lost his appeal because we’ve mixed him up with a gaggle of little-g gods who don’t exist, then how can we know what the true God is like? September 2, 2018
Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so.
Should we really believe something just because the Bible tells us so?
August 26, 2018