Vintage Tacklebox

What’s In Your Spiritual Tacklebox?

A number of years ago, a friend I was discipling posed a question to me after a church service. I love this guy. Most of his questions were about how to get out of doing the various spiritual practices that intentionally result in a believer’s growth. This was a similar question. “If the Holy Spirit…

Logo or Seed

What Do You See? A Log or a Seed?

Whenever a person or group feels called by God to take a righteous stand on any issue, there is a danger that those who support that “unrighteous” issue are attacked with as much venom as the issue itself. This often leads to tragic results. The news media loves spotlighting religious groups that link the sinner…

The Ministry of “Reconciliation”

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19, NIV, emphasis added) This, then, is how…

Becoming People of “True Faith”

Whenever the secular world or media mention the Christian community, the term most often used is “people of faith.” The secular context of a “person of faith” is someone believing in a God never seen, never felt, nor ever tangibly experienced.  This group’s “faith” merely is based on the hope that such a God exists.…

On Mission: Pre-Fall Evangelism

A person on Mission most often takes a pre-fall approach to evangelism. Because we fail to understand the nature and desire of the Kingdom, we most often evangelize from a post-fall frame of reference. Our Gospel message usually starts at Genesis 3, not Genesis 1. Let me show you what I mean. A common evangelistic…