My Church Planting Model Is Better Than Yours

Brandon Church Planting, Culture, Leadership

Not really. Or at least I’m not sure. Church planting is a hot topic right now in western Christianity, and it needs to be with the spiritual condition of North America and western Europe. And when anything is a hot topic, it creates tension. Tension can be good. Out of tension flows a creative discussion and differences of opinion that …

Pentecost Plus Persecution Equals Church the Way It Ought to Be

Brandon Culture, Leadership

I know this is a strange assertion, but I’ve been studying the bo of Acts all morning and the thought hit me that Pentecost plus persecution produced the mightiest change agent in all of history – the local church empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are never commanded to purposely try to duplicate either, but we certainly ought to live …