Day: June 8, 2018

I Thought God Could Never Love a Convicted Murderer. I Was Wrong.

How I found eternal life on death row. I grew up in the 1960s in one of the many daisy-chain suburbs surrounding Los Angeles. Seven of us, two adults and five children, struggled for living space in a tiny two-bedroom rental house. My father worked on an assembly line during the day; my mother worked Read More

Patterson Withdraws from SBC Annual Meeting

Decision will avoid a distracting showdown on first day of Southern Baptist delegates’ Dallas gathering. Paige Patterson will no longer preach an honorary sermon at the annual meeting of America’s largest Protestant denomination this month. The figurehead of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was slated to preach the high-profile “convention sermon” in Dallas on June Read More

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities The 21st-century church is struggling because we refuse (or even resist) to recognize that the enculturated presuppositions which have birthed our visions and undergirded our strategies are no longer effective. American culture, from Hollywood to Read More