A Missional Seminary

From the book Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America… “Seminaries are seeking to reorient their training philosophies to equip more adequately leaders today…This shaping would mean the redesign of theological education.  The learning process would be shaped by covenants and an intentional missional thrust.  The first year of …

Egyptian Christians, St. Bartholomew, and counting the cost

In light of recent news of the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt because of their faith, I was reminded of something that I had written 10 years ago for a church history class while in seminary. It was a meditation based on the painting of St. Bartholomew. Christian tradition says that Bartholomew the …

A return to Disciplines

“It’s difficult for me to have disciplined, consistent time with God because…” well…to be honest…I haven’t put forth the effort recently. I’ve allowed myself to act like I need to isolate myself from everything in order to have a consistent time. I don’t really believe it’s necessary to do that. In fact, I think pursuing …

The Guest Post Where Melissa Goes on the Offensive Against Christmas Songs

I met Melissa Dixon on the first day of school. OK. It was my first day of seminary, but it was still the first day of school. We instantly hit it off because we discovered that we grew up just a few miles away from each other. She’s hilarious and has great insight into how people operate. I …