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Evangelism by Romance

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Gospel   It’s one thing for a church to choose Jesus’ stance for living in a dark world: Not “I’ll fight you.” Not “I’ll compromise with you.” Not “I’ll protect myself from you.” Not “I’ll withdraw from you.” But “I’ll die for you.” It’s an […]

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Going Memphis Kroger

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Faith in Memphis

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Faith in Memphis   I’m part of a panel of faith leaders in Memphis asked to respond to the recent beatings at a Memphis Kroger. Already the event has become so woven into American culture that a friend of a friend in another state recently […]

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Why Religion Will Never Win the World

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series Gospel   Let’s imagine a multiple choice test. The question is this: “I will win the world by ________ it.” Here’s how the Jewish religious leaders of Jesus’ day answered the question: “fighting against” (Zealots); “compromising with” (Sadducees); “protecting myself from” (Pharisees); and “withdrawing from” […]

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The Great Secession

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series Gospel   What posture does the church take in a world filled with people whose hearts are not yet God’s? The religious leaders of Jesus’ day offered four answers to that question. In this series we’re exploring those answers. The final group, called the Essenes, […]

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