regenerate x

build.church.go

The Cult of Personality and Penn State…and What Christians Can Learn

leave a comment »

There are a number of lessons we can learn from the tragic downfall of a lauded sports juggernaut like Penn State and the captain of its ship, the late Joe Paterno:

  1. The leader should never be bigger than a commitment to integrity and truth.
  2. Leaders must remember that they are accountable to others; there are no Lone Rangers.
  3. Greed and lust for power are two surefire killers of a great reputation.
  4. Look out for the vulnerable and God will champion the cause; look out for the oppressor and your doom is assured.

 

The sad part is, we have witnessed Christian leaders caught up in some of the same drama. How can we as Christian leaders protect ourselves from the foxes that spoiled the vine at Penn State?


 

Written by missional girl

July 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Posted in Random Ramblings

Time to Speak

leave a comment »

I have intentionally backed away from blogging because of my hectic schedule but I sense the need to get back to it and engage folks.  I hate wasted words but I pray that nothing I say here will be wasted.  Can’t wait.

Written by missional girl

July 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Random Ramblings

“I pray because I can’t help myself. I

leave a comment »

“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.”
― C.S. Lewis

Written by missional girl

June 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Random Ramblings

“All life is ministry.”~~Jeff Vanderst

leave a comment »

“All life is ministry.”~~Jeff Vanderstelt

Written by missional girl

June 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Posted in Random Ramblings

Complementarianism and the Titanic?

with one comment

I have a deep and profound respect for John Piper. However, I was annoyed to see the following on my Twitter feed:

Taking a stand for your position is fine but using a tragedy that has nothing to do with the issue is ridiculous. Furthermore, Piper’s comment is a backhanded slap to men who are egalitarian since the clear inference here is that they really don’t value women and would protect their own lives before saving the lives of dying women.

Are men who believe that women, however valued and cherished they are, have no place in church leadership, more chivalrous? Bullstinky on that point. Sorry.

Written by missional girl

April 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The Preaching of Jesus

leave a comment »

….or that is how Jesus preached…

1. He used natural things to communicate spiritual truth (i.e. pearls, lost coins, sheep)
2. He used the context of the community to inform the content of the truth He wanted to convey.
3. Jesus never swerved from the BIG IDEA of the message: Himself.

Written by missional girl

March 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Posted in Preaching

Whitney…RIP

leave a comment »

Written by missional girl

February 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

Posted in Random Ramblings