Movement

The Gospel Gap

The Gospel Gap

In Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why,1 he unfolds a why/what/how framework. The “why” is the heart of the matter, and what energizes change. In the words of my friend, Duffy Smith, “the ‘why’ gives permission to the ‘what.’” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the...
Kirche or ekklesia?

Kirche or ekklesia?

In his book Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend, Andy Stanley reminds us that the original word for church is ekklesia. Ekklesia means a gathering of people united by common identity and purpose. Men and women meeting at the union hall of...
​Apostolic multipliers

​Apostolic multipliers

Repainting the Role of Apostle for the 21st Century What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word apostle? Do you envision Jesus’ 12 original disciples or maybe the Apostle Paul? Typically, the word apostle is associated with Early Church...
Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

A generation that gets it. July 16, 2016, was a historic date for America. It is a historic date for our generation. A historic date for the Church. In Washington, D.C., there was a gathering of hundreds of thousands of young people who desire to see change in our...
​7 questions for the new Wesleyan movement

​7 questions for the new Wesleyan movement

“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 49:6). John Wesley...