Quiet Revival

Quiet Revival

Have you heard of the Quiet Revival?  Of course not!  …it’s quiet. New England is famous for a few things.  The Red Sox, clam chowdah, and being a graveyard for church leaders. The statistics can, indeed, be grim.  Until recently, 85% of church plants failed, according to the North American Mission Board (that’s Southern Baptist for all…

Why Do Christians Serve?

Why Do Christians Serve?

Today I’m speaking at the local Rotary Club.  For those who don’t know, the Rotary Club is a group of local business people who come together for the purpose of service.  The ideals behind these clubs are pretty awesome, bringing diverse people together for the aid of those in need.  They even have an emphasis…

You Can’t Consume Your Way Into the Kingdom

You Can’t Consume Your Way Into the Kingdom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sNSVqIKzIA?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] Yesterday I mentioned an idea from Alan Hirsch about consumerism and the Kingdom of God. Here is a short clip of him talking about this. This is a huge deal for modern, Western Christianity. Does this resonate? Do you feel the challenge in this? Or is he (and am I) way off?