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Prophet or punk (pt. 2)

Prophet or punk (pt. 2)

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  DANCING AND WEEPING > GNASHING AND TWEETING What separates prophetic boldness from dogmatic shrillness? In my first post, I suggested that evangelical Christians have a problem that mirrors issues in the broader culture. In some...
Maintaining a holy life

Maintaining a holy life

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  Live a holy life? In the twenty-first century? Are you kidding?Yet, one New Testament writer said, “Without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14).We can readily see that God expected this from the ancient Israelites, as...
Daily snapshot

Daily snapshot

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  If you’ve ever toured historic buildings or art museums then you’ve likely seen the sign: NO PHOTOS! That sign is just begging to be broken. How many of us can say we’ve never snuck our phones out to take a picture while the sign said...
What’s a church?

What’s a church?

Wesleyan leaders are pursuing creative missional work with the purpose of reaching those who are missing from Christ and his church. More and more are taking discipleship and multiplication seriously. New leaders, lay and clergy, have felt called to initiate and guide...
Multiplying leaders in a distracted world

Multiplying leaders in a distracted world

Nehemiah is a favorite historical leader. He mobilized a discouraged and disappointed people to achieve a perceived impossible goal. The perceived impossibility was the rebuilding of the wall that surrounded the city of Jerusalem. The wall lay in ruins. And there was...
Prophet or punk?

Prophet or punk?

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  “I can testify about them,” wrote the apostle Paul regarding much of Christian Twitter, “that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge” (Rom 10:2). While I have admittedly mangled the techno-context of Paul’s...
Baptism: A Mark of Discipleship Webinar

Baptism: A Mark of Discipleship Webinar

Baptism: A Mark of Discipleship Webinar In the early days of the church baptism was a declaration that a believer was identifying themselves with a group of despised people called Christians. But what place does baptism hold in our modern discipleship process? Posted...
For you, I give thanks.

For you, I give thanks.

Download this video: https://resources.wesleyan.org/thanksgiving18 Join the Mission House Army of Love: https://wesleyan.life/mission-house Find your place in the messy, beautiful MOSAIC: https://wesleyan.life/mosaic Become a storyteller:...
What Eugene Peterson taught me

What Eugene Peterson taught me

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  Eugene H. Peterson died October 23, 2018, at age 85. While he is best known for The Message, he was also a prolific author on Christian spiritual formation and pastoral work. I have read 26 books by Peterson, and his writings have...
How the Bible came alive for me

How the Bible came alive for me

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  It wasn’t when I stood on Mount Nebo, where Moses stood to look at the Promised Land, that the Bible came alive for me. From Dan to Gilead, we could see the vast plains, the Dead Sea, the opportunities for vegetation and surrounding...
Mentoring across the gender gap for the sake of mission

Mentoring across the gender gap for the sake of mission

I have a friend who, somewhat unexpectedly, found herself as the senior pastor of a large, growing church. During her first year, having never been a lead pastor before, she knew she needed help navigating the exciting (and sometimes not so exciting) challenges of...
Little red dots

Little red dots

I’m beginning to wonder if I have adult onset of ADD — attention deficit disorder. My vulnerability to distraction seems to increase substantially. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been working on the laptop and need to find a document or double check an...
The kingdom revealed through the Sermon on the Mount

The kingdom revealed through the Sermon on the Mount

The Kingdom Revealed: A Devotional Study on the Sermon on the Mount is focused on the message Jesus taught recorded in Matthew 5–7; the kingdom is not something far off, but a depiction of the Christian life — a life of holiness — in the present. “No matter how long...
CMAD Webinar: Missional Discipleship

CMAD Webinar: Missional Discipleship

Missional Discipleship with Matt LeRoy Let's talk about how discipleship, mission, and community connection with Love Chapel Hill's Matt LeRoy. Posted by The Wesleyan Church on Friday, October 12,...
Living as a sent one

Living as a sent one

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  When I began to travel for my current job, I preferred to cocoon on the plane. I used the time to catch up on emails and sleep. It didn’t take long for me to sense the Holy Spirit’s conviction, as the Lord was nudging me out of my...
Living as a sent one

Living as a sent one

When I began to travel for my current job, I preferred to cocoon on the plane. I used the time to catch up on emails and sleep. It didn’t take long for me to sense the Holy Spirit’s conviction, as the Lord was nudging me out of my cocoon. I must live as a sent one....
I didn’t expect this

I didn’t expect this

When God called me to lead a church plant in a poverty stricken, urban part of our community, I was eager to be a part of an intentionally multiethnic church. But I didn’t realize the extent of the ethnic diversity in our city: about 180 different languages spoken in...
A dark place and a big God

A dark place and a big God

One of my oldest friends, Mike, recently lost his 25-year-old son. Mike was my very first best friend. We went to swimming lessons together, played superheroes together, went to “Herbie the Love Bug” movies together and for much of our young lives went to church...
CMAD Webinar: Lifelong Discipleship

CMAD Webinar: Lifelong Discipleship

Lifelong Discipleship Webinar What does it look like to have lifelong discipleship? Join us here on Facebook Live as we talk about it with Megan Cusumano, Assistant Pastor at North Park Wesleyan Church and Eric Mills, National Pastoral Director of Orphan Sunday &...