Tears in Heaven…

Someone asked me the other day what I thought it looked like to "live missionally"...a very good question. There is an amazing metaphor in the ancient songs of the people of God that sheds light on the tensions of living in this world today! Psalm 137 starts with the verse: By the rivers of Babylon … Continue reading Tears in Heaven…

The Church “Blanket”

I grew up watching and reading Peanuts...religiously (pun intended). I can't tell you which character was my favorite, but Linus has to be right up there in the top three. Linus, as you probably remember, carried around this blanket as a soother and symbol of security and safety. This is the icon of many kids … Continue reading The Church “Blanket”

Going the Second Mile…or, Carrying A Pack Makes You Sweat

My friend Thomas Thompson, Lead Pastor of Pulpit Rock Church in Colorado Springs, recently gave a message called "The Second Mile" (watch it here). As I listened to Thomas' crafted presentation of Matthew 5, it occurred to me how symbolic verse 41 is of current missional church efforts. As many of us attempt to take … Continue reading Going the Second Mile…or, Carrying A Pack Makes You Sweat