Category Archives: education

Shameless Plug for ‘Pastorum’ (a terrific missional church conference at which I am speaking)

May I make a shameless plug recommending Pastorum, a conference on missional church at which I am speaking? The blurb reads: You’re invited to join 10 internationally-recognized scholars [true in almost every case but me… sadly]… in Chicago to study … Continue reading

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Loving the World to Life – How Genesis 1 shapes the mission of the local church (2/2).

Loving the World to Life The mission of the local church must be shaped by a deep appreciation of the value of this world. When the world is not valued mission is skewed. I recall listening to a man being … Continue reading

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Loving the World to Life – How Genesis 1 shapes the mission of the local church 1/2

A sinking ship?  Are we rescuing souls off a damned planet? Are we fleeing a sinking ship? Does the world really matter to God? The mission of the local church must be shaped by a deep understanding of the value … Continue reading

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Why skeptics need Easter Sunday

Western society has no explanation for death, so death is feared. This weakness of the western worldview ought perhaps to prompt westerners to consider whether the secular humanist worldview is the best explanation of reality after all. Consider how death … Continue reading

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At the heart of reality is limitless generosity

God’s creation is evidence of the caring hand of the Creator reaching out to secure the well-being of His creatures, of a Father extendinga universe full of blessings to His children. Spkyman Israel’s worldview begins with a gift: at the … Continue reading

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Christian education begins with delight (Genesis Chapter 2)

Marduk was the chief deity of the Babylonian pantheon. Every aspect of ancient near eastern society was arranged around the temples of the gods: humankind existed, so it was thought, to care for the gods. Genesis Chapters 1-2 is written … Continue reading

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