Category Archives: Missional Living

Jesus’ Life As A Model for the Church: Harassed and Helpless Like Sheep Without A Shepherd

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The… Continue Reading

Alabama Sororities Desegregate: The House of Racism Only Required a Push to Begin to Crack and Topple

It was all a house of cards, but no one knew it. What seemed to be impenetrable and just “how things were” was pushed on by a few sorority girls at the University of Alabama and the structure is now cracking and beginning to fall. How far will this go? How much introspection will take… Continue Reading

The Real Reason that Violent Crime Is Up in Montgomery

  Violent Crime continues to rise in Montgomery. City leaders have decided to bring in the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to form a panel with local law enforcement to try and figure out what is going on. While this is an admirable approach and I hope that they find some answers that they have… Continue Reading

Review of Ed Stetzer’s The Subversive Kingdom

Back in 2009, I read something by Eugene Peterson in his book, The Contemplative Pastor, that really changed my perspective on pastoring. He called for the pastor, and by extension, all Christians, to consider a subversive approach to their ministry as agents of God's Kingdom.  After explaining the frustration that he sometimes felt because his parishioners… Continue Reading

Marriage, Mission, and the Kingdom of God

I think that we often get Christian marriage all wrong and the result is devastating for both Christians and non-Christians. We hold up an ideal relationship of love and fulfillment and we give people strategies for how to go after it so they can be satisfied. Christians get married so they can share their life… Continue Reading