Not Talking To The Guy Next To Me In Church

Church, rather the worship at church, is about to start. The countdown on the large screen is ticking too slowly for me. Every ticking second is excruciating and can't pass fast enough so I can get over the awkwardness with the guy sitting next to me. We've just mumbled something to each other. Wait, did we just pretend to exchange greetings? Not really. I think we wanted to greet each other but weren't sure what made an appropriate greeting. It's the first time we've sat next to each other in church. I'm thinking, "should I take the conversation Continue Reading [...]

Complicated

This is from Frank Viloa and George Barna's book, Pagan Christianity... It makes me wonder about how we've complicated God's mission. By trying to be "structured" have we, as Christ followers made things more complicated. Every Church leader must always ask, "through our, mostly well-intentioned "structuring, are not making God and relationship with Him, inaccessible?" [Click to Tweet] If we had to push "reset" and became the early Church, would we be, as the Church, what we are now? God, help us to be as you would have us be. Both Continue Reading [...]