a preacher in Fresno; a husband to Julie; a father to two boys; and pilgrim like all other believers; one who is pursuing God and inviting others along for the journey
Emil Brunner famously said this in the 1930s: “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” In other words the very essence of the church is to be mission. Just as a fire that is no longer burning is no longer a fire, so too a church that is no longer living out the mission of God is no longer a church.
Unless you’ve been asleep for…
The World Cup’s in full swing in Brazil. To most people, this is the greatest sporting event on earth. Correction: It’s the greatest event (not just sporting) for most of our planet. For what other reason would one billion people tune in to watch 11 guys from Croatia or Ivory Coast?
But it’s unimportant to most Americans. Since we’re not great at it and have never won it, many don’t…