Escaping Consumer Christianity

We live in a culture defined by consuming. Today companies spend billions of dollars to learn and exploit our spending habits. We’d be foolish to think a consumer culture hasn’t shaped the contours of how we think about and exist as the Church in the West. We must reject consumer Christianity. Common consumer habits maskContinue reading “Escaping Consumer Christianity”

5 Great Quotes: Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a British theologian and missionary to China. He founded the China Inland Mission, and pioneered cross-cultural gospel missions. Taylor practiced “incarnational” presence by adopting many of the cultural practices of his Chinese neighbors. “It is not so much the greatness of our troubles, as the littleness of our spirit, which makesContinue reading “5 Great Quotes: Hudson Taylor”

Christians and Conspiracy

Followers of Jesus should be cautious to embrace conspiracy theories. Suspicion feeds paranoia and like Phillip Yancey says, “paranoia is faith in reverse.” What our world needs is Christians eager to share Jesus, not what “the Left/Right don’t want you to hear”. Here are 3 questions to ask as we encounter conspiracy theories online: IsContinue reading “Christians and Conspiracy”

Prophets or Patriots?

Being Christian Before Being American My ancestor, William Stacy, fought in the Revolutionary War. Legend holds he tore up his British commission papers in the town square & organized a militia. Grateful as I am for this incredible heritage alongside the pride it gives me, I cannot deny that American Christianity grows more patriotic when itContinue reading “Prophets or Patriots?”