RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

RE: The New Covenant in the Spirit (Pt. 2 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Church Leadership)

2 Cor. 3:5-6  Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives...
Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Acts 20:11  And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.  (ESV) It was Sunday. Paul had already preached past midnight. They continued to talk and share a meal together (perhaps two...
The Missional Model vs. The Attractional Model for Church

The Missional Model vs. The Attractional Model for Church

Bear with me for a minute: A guy (or gal) has a heart/gifting for evangelism. So what does he do? Does he become an evangelist? No she becomes the Pastor of a Church and endeavors to create an organization centered around her goal of soul-winning. She turns every...
Why I’m not a Fan of Multiple Services

Why I’m not a Fan of Multiple Services

We’ve been talking a lot here at Think Theology lately about Ekklesia (church) thanks to Kenny Burchard and Luke Geraty. So I think what I have to say today will fit right in along that vein. Now I understand all the practical, logistical reasons why churches go...
A Better Metric (for measuring success in the local church)

A Better Metric (for measuring success in the local church)

So last time we talked about the idea that “Butts in Seats” and “Decisions for Christ” may not be the best way to measure the success of the local church. And I proposed that we should focus not on church growth, but rather on discipleship as a...