God’s Planned Obsolescence

God’s Planned Obsolescence

MY WIFE AND I, WITH FIVE OTHER COUPLES, planted a church in 2002. In the weeks before we began, two friends took me aside separately to admonish us. “Don’t we already have enough churches in Spokane? Do we really need more?”  There are at least two reasons why...
Winnowing Power of The Gospel

Winnowing Power of The Gospel

EVERYONE IN THE FIRST CENTURY WORLD knew the purpose of a winnowing fork. Farmers used it to separate the wheat from its chaff. They tossed the grain into the air. The wind blew the lighter chaff to the side, and the heavier wheat fell to the threshing floor.  In the...

Counter-Cultural Churches Flourish

In his book, Prophetic Untimeliness, author, Os Guinness makes the following important observation. “Emphasize only the natural fit between the gospel and the spirit of our age and we will have an easy, comfortable gospel that is closer to our age than to the...