Reframe: Jesus the King

Reframe: Jesus the King

I’ve been doing some preparation for teaching at the next retreat of our learning community. At the next session of the Flourish Collective Academy, we’ll be talking about the gospel.  And while that word brings to mind the work of Jesus on the cross,...
Gifted for More

Gifted for More

I don’t like spiritual gifts. Perhaps I should say I don’t like “spiritual” gifts where “spiritual” is limited to certain kinds of gifts that God gives us to use in “spiritual” places. This kind of language prevents us from seeing other abilities, skills, and or...
A New Heart

A New Heart

Much has been said and written (including by me!) about the ways churches need to change in order to be the church we are called to be in the world as it is today.  Over the past several decades, we’ve used all kinds of adjectives to describe what the church should be...
Thingification

Thingification

I love the church I’ve heard it said that the church is the hope of the world—and I agree! The church is the Body of Christ and the Light of the World. I firmly believe that it is through the church – God’s people – that He will bring healing and redemption to...