Thoughts on Erwin McManus’s Talk at the Global Leadership Summit

I attended Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit this year at a satellite location here in Omaha. There was a lot to receive, some things to redeem, and others to reject. Today, Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosaic in Los Angeles, closed out the Summit with his talk about Christians being culture creators and creative story tellers. He exceptionally articulated the fact that because God is a creator, Christians are also called to be creative and enter into the redemption that God is working in the world. He told about the time he led Soledad O’Brien to Christ while describing a documentary he … Continue reading Thoughts on Erwin McManus’s Talk at the Global Leadership Summit

I Might Be Giving Up on Christianity Today

Christianity Today (CT) recently interviewed Rob Bell about his book Jesus Wants to Save Christians.  And at the end of the interview, Galli asked Bell how he would present the gospel on Twitter.  Bell said: I would say that history is headed somewhere. The thousands of little ways in which you are tempted to believe that hope might actually be a legitimate response to the insanity of the world actually can be trusted. And the Christian story is that a tomb is empty, and a movement has actually begun that has been present in a sense all along in creation. … Continue reading I Might Be Giving Up on Christianity Today

Nothing New

It is wonderfully comforting to me that there is nothing new to learn or teach in Scripture.  You could read the Bible a thousand times and there will not be one word, phrase, or segment that you find that wasn’t there the first time you read it.  And everything you read has it’s own meaning, and no new meaning can be attributed to it.  It has always meant what it means and that’s how it will always be. When teachers or pastors or whomever come out with a new interpretation or teaching, be skeptical.  If you notice, what I write … Continue reading Nothing New