Category Archives: Missional

The Epigenetics of Emergent Calvinism

Pt. 5 of The Postmodern Logic Behind Emergent Calvinism Making My Calvinism More Emergent As I worked on the intended “Epigenetics” post last night I had to face the question of how much stuff I’m reporting of is Tim Keller’s … Continue reading

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Stalking Tim Keller

Pt. 4 of The Postmodern Logic Behind Emergent Calvinism Discovering Tim Keller in the Sacramento Cluster I was first introduced to Tim Keller’s work by Roger Greenway in a missions class at Calvin Seminary at the end of the 1980s. … Continue reading

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Judas as one hurt by Jesus

I’ve read a lot of books complaining about treatment people have received from the church. I can’t say that any of the poor treatment was justified. I doubt it was. People hurt people. I’ve also done a lot of figuring … Continue reading

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City Center vs. Inner City ministry, a few thoughts

Had a good time today spending time with some city center ministry guys. My introduction to city center ministry was through Tim Keller’s work at Redeemer Pres. in NYC and part of me immediately fell in love with it when … Continue reading

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A note to my little church

Got a call from a woman on the church phone this morning looking for help for her sister. This isn’t an unusual situation. The deacons and I field “benevolence requests” pretty regularly. What was noteworthy about this request was that … Continue reading

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Self-sufficiency in church work and church planting

This is an area that I’ve wrestled with for a long time with populations far poorer (in one sense) than any we find in North America. My definition of “self-sustaining” is rather nuanced for this reason. The difficulty I tend … Continue reading

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The tyranny of a good idea

The zealots among us are passionate believers in something. We imagine that if only the infidels and hold-outs among us would conceded then there would be freedom and happiness. The downfall of most of us who are zealots is that … Continue reading

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