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…

Connecting with a Culture in Crisis

In my pre-teen years, I often handed over my pittance of a weekly allowance to the cashier at the local hobby supply store. Completing enough chores that week meant I could make it out of the store with a model plane kit and few small bottles of Testors Paint before the money ran out. The…

On Mission: Empathy

A person on Mission is empathetic: If there is one trait that the church is grossly lacking, it’s empathy. The church is sympathetic at best. This is because we often fail to see that everyone, regardless of Spiritual status, is made in God’s image. They may not all be God’s children, but all people still…