Is Internet Church More Real Than Real Church? ~ #TweetingInChurch vs. #TweetingAsChurch

There’s a common hashtag for twitter #TweetingInChurch that is used to let others know what you’re tweeting while you’re “in” church.  But maybe, it should be #TweetingAsChurch to let others know what you’re tweeting “as” the church.   Is internet church more real than real church?  I suppose that depends on how you define church.  If church […]

An Evangelism Accord

In the Andes mountains Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador, where my wife and I are missionaries, we have what we call “Discipleship Group,” in our home, every Tuesday at roughly 6:30 P.M.  We’ve been doing it for almost 4 years now.  It’s not just a “class” or a “bible study,” it’s a totally participatory gathering, […]

Missions, Defining "Unreached," and Marginalizing People Groups

This this video discusses and defines who the “unreached” are.  The narrator starts off by saying: “The missionary question is not, where are there unbelievers and then send a missionary there. There are unbelievers everywhere.” The narrator then says that the missionary question is:   “Where are there peoples who don’t have any Christians in them, or […]

Are you ever more bothered by the phrase "Church Planting?"

“And this in turn has given rise to the belief that there are no dwarf women, and that dwarves just spring out of holes in the ground!” Gimli – Lord of the rings.   “Church Planting,” is one of those popular phrases in modern day Christianity.  The phrase itself, and propagation certainly rivals any the “movements” […]

Why We Call it, "Discipleship Group."

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in a small town in the middle of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, people from surrounding communities gather for what we call, “Discipleship Group.” There is a core group of attendees, an “inner circle” if you will, but we’ve seen folks come from all over the world. The group in this […]

When Community Must Be Broken

  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.  Titus 3:10 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17 Now […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]