Recently I’ve been using two sneaky questions to ask pastors and small group participants why small groups exist at all. The question I ask pastors goes like this…
The second question of consumerism is, “Where do I get the power to purchase satisfaction?” The answer is, “Purchasing power is found through employment and participation in institutions/systems.” We are groomed to live a system life that deeply impacts the way we relate to one another, to our work, and to ourselves.
American Christians have become so infatuated with theological beliefs that action and application have been neglected. It’s not that theology isn’t important, but when theological convictions don’t lead to actions then both our lives and our witness suffer.
The failure of Christians to visibly act out their faith is a key reason why many are leaving the church.
Every six months I like to look back on three posts that were the most significant for my readers and one that I think deserved more attention than it got. Here they are for the first half of 2017 (and if you missed it, the top posts of 2016):