Archive for the 'Emerging Church' Category

“MAN CHURCH”

September 17th, 2007

One of the oddities of Re:Hope is the high amount of men who regularly attend, especially single men. It may be the only church in Glasgow with obviously more men than women on any given Sunday. It is not uncommon to hear people joke about our church being “Man Church.” I love […]

Preaching

February 11th, 2007

I found this quote from a man who lived over a hundred years ago. The following was part of a description of the kind of preachers he desired to see Scotland full of. So much of this resonates with what I wish for this land as well.
“…Let him preach with a thrilling heart; […]

The Revival of Evil…

October 7th, 2006

Last Sunday a man I had never met before approached me at church. Apparently he was doing some research for the Church of Scotland about reaching the emerging generation. When he looked around our church he was struck at how many young people there were and he said, “Most ministers say that the […]

The Biblicists are missing…does anyone care?

May 1st, 2006

Why is there so much Christian resistance to reading the Bible? Why do I find it extremely rare to find church leaders who enjoy the bible? Pastors who read it even when they don’t have to prepare to teach it? Why is it I no longer expect to meet a pastor who loves the word?
The […]

Movements

March 29th, 2006

This is from Sam Metcalf, who got it from Steve Addison who was hevily influenced by Paul Pierson. I am posting it for two reasons. One, if those guys think it is worth processing then it is worth processing. Two, if I don’t put this somewhere I will probably misplace it.

They always begin on the […]

From Discipleship

March 25th, 2006

Neil Cole, founder of the Church Multiplication Associates in Los Angeles has some good words on discipleship.
If you can’t reproduce disciples, you can’t reproduce leaders. If you can’t reproduce leaders, you can’t reproduce churches. And if you can’t reproduce churches, you can’t reproduce movements.
We are in the business of ‘making disciples.’ This has global implications […]

Fluid Churches

March 18th, 2006

This is straight from Steve Addison’s blog…
Margaret Wheatley believes streams can teach us about organizations (movements) and the need for adaptive methods
I am attracted to the diversity I see, to these swirling combinations of mud, silt, grass, water, rocks. This stream has an impressive ability to adapt, to shift to the configurations, to let the […]

Revival in Retrospect

March 13th, 2006

I have not had the joy of living during a time of great spiritual awakening of people far from God, nor a time of revival. Internationally speaking, that may not be true, yet in the context of my life, in the west, I have not seen it… yet I pray for it.
Recently, I finished reading […]