As Christians seeking to live with convicted civility, we can’t succumb to either one of them. Instead of leaning out, now is the time to lean in with all wisdom, courage, and compassion.
If evangelism is just a check-the-box insurance policy paid for with the simple verbalization of a brief prayer, then calling those same people to costly, lifelong obedience in Christ in the days ahead will be a nearly impossible task.
The church is the place of belonging for resident aliens—and it offers a hopeful model for how to live and work in the place between heaven and earth.
God calls and empowers us to tell others about Jesus.
In light of COVID-19, we must gently and firmly allow the reality and gravity of our circumstances to register in the deep places of our souls.
The Christendom model as we know it, our dominant Western version of the faith, is disintegrating.
Once we have listened to God and our community, this moves us into the loving and serving stage of a fresh expression.
Jesus is a blended ecology, the life of heaven and mud-stuff. The church is his blended ecology, a colony of heaven, in, with, for, and among a sin-marred valley.
Worship is the central act of the people of God in response to his majestic and loving rule. It serves as a witness and invitation to the nations.
Futurefitting is about restructuring the local church to reflect the diverse singularity of the triune God for the purpose of local mission.