Best Books Period

After yesterday’s post, I received another email asking what the best books are that I’ve read in the last few years. So here is the list.

Missional Communities, Reggie McNeal
Missional Renaissance, Reggie McNeal
MissioRelate, M. Scott Boren
Heartbeat!, Charles Arn
Ladder Shifts, Samuel R. Chand
The Road to Missional, Michael Frost
The Missional […]

Best Books This Year

After my post yesterday on the best book of the year, I received an email asking how many books I’ve read so far this year. I’m not sure if the email was tongue in cheek or serious, but either way, it is a legitimate question. So here’s the list of books I’ve read so […]

Top Book of the Year

I just finished what I consider to be the top book I’ve read so far this year and one that I feel will become a classic in the missional movement: Reggie McNeal’s Missional Communities.  The book both explains the movement and gives examples of actual places where the movement is succeeding. This is a […]

Christmas 2011

During this holiday season I can’t help but notice how far out of whack everything is today.  Everyone is hoping for a big rush in stores to help businesses make their end of the year profit.  Did you see the stores on Christmas in the news? People were shoving and hitting one another, and […]

Where Were You?

I’ve been asked this question twice in my life.  The first was about the murder of President John Kennedy.  I was in Cranfils Gap, Texas, where I was the pastor of the Baptist church.  The second was the terrorist attack on 9/11. I was in Columbus, Ohio, at a hotel next to the airport […]

I’m Starting Back

Most of you know I’ve been absent most of July since my wife had a stroke.  But I’m slowly getting back into life and ministry.

This post is twofold: an update on Jan and a comment on the state of affairs in our country.

Jan is progressing more slowly than the therapists would like, but she is […]

The Price of Freedom and Independence

This was sent to me today and I thought it was worth sending on. As you read it you might ask, “Where has this kind of commitment gone in our country and our churches?”

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the […]

25% Of U.S. Children Live in Poverty – And a Challenge

My heart fell through tonight as I listened to “60 Minutes” tell me that one out of every four children in our country now lives in poverty. This is the highest number since the Great Depression, and there is nothing on the horizon to make me believe this number won’t get higher.  And we […]

Children Not in Worship

I’ve long been an advocate for children and youth having their own worship service apart from the adults. It’s been one of the many things I’ve been chided for. But I just came across the best explanation of why one major church doesn’t allow children in the worship service and thought I would share […]