The Difference Between Buzz and Community

The newest big thing doesn’t have to be shallow, scripturally suspect, and historically inauthentic to create a buzz in popular Christianity, but many times the trending ideas and movements morph that way. The buzz in the 1970s was prophecy. When was Jesus...

Risking Community to the Next Generation

Sooner or later, the ones who always get things done in a local church, the ones who make the key decisions, they will die. It’s a one-to-one ratio. Everyone in our faith communities will die–pastors, elders, deacons, volunteers, teachers, and everyday...

Vision and Community

Vision is nice, but community is the key.⇦Tweet that! Once a vision creates a buzz in Christianity, copying that vision isn’t hard at all. The local church leaders simply parrot the words of the guys in the other place their people have never heard of and wait for the...