Dr. George Grant wrote an article on the life of St. Patrick for Tabletalk Magazine in August of 2005. Below is an excerpt from that article that uncovers the true story of a remarkable life. Patrick was a younger contemporary of Augustine of Hippo and Martin of Tours — the fifth century heroes of the faith … Continue reading The True Story of St. Patrick
During the 2008 presidential campaign, John McCain was asked by Time magazine to share his "personal journey of faith." In his article McCain shared a story of something that occurred while he was a POW in Vietnam: When I was a prisoner of war in Vietnam…my captors would tie my arms behind my back and then … Continue reading Crosses in the Sand
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I love books and studying theology. However, this statement in Brennan Manning's book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, gripped me with a new desire, as Paul said in Philippians 3, not just to know about Jesus, but "to know him." "Sheer scholarship alone cannot reveal to us the gospel of grace. We must never allow the authority … Continue reading Travel Agent Evangelism
This is a primer in the gospel that is based on the illustration that I call "The A+ for the F." I hope that it helps you live in the context of God's grace, as well as provides you with an easy way to share the revolutionary message of the gospel with others.
At the beginning of The Hobbit, which is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is enjoying a comfortable and predictable life in his home in The Shire, a quiet, serene place where the Hobbits live. But when the mysterious Gandalf drops in for a surprise visit, Bilbo's life is changed forever. … Continue reading Something is Stirring
Just like the voyage of the Mayflower was not for everyone, I know that our church planting adventure will not be for everyone—and that is okay. After all, we will not function like an Old World, established churche. For example, we don’t see the seats in the auditorium as OUR seats, but as THEIR seats—places for … Continue reading Old World Churches vs. New World Churches, Part 1
Nothing we do as a church is done apart from teamwork, kind of like the Pilgrims who set sail from England to North America in 1620. They had a vision for New World. But there was no way that any one of them was going to be able to see that vision become a reality. … Continue reading The Mayflower, Creekstone, and the Dream of a New World
Theme: When my guilt burden is lifted, a grace burden grows.
Humpty Dumpty, an English nursery rhyme, is a wonderful tool for sharing the gospel. "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall." First, Humpty was a rebellious egg. After all, what is an egg-like creature doing on a wall? He must have been told by his mama not to play on that wall, or else he might fall … Continue reading Humpty Dumpty Evangelism
This is a revealing "60 Minutes" interview of Tom Brady, where he reflects on his massive success and fame, but laments, "There has to be more than this." When the interviewer asks what it is, Brady replies, "I wish I knew." So, regardless of who wins tonight's Super Bowl, there will be something more. The … Continue reading Tom Brady Interview: “There Has to Be More Than This”
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We've all seen YouTube videos that have gone viral. They get forwarded and forwarded and forwarded, until literally millions of people have seen the video. We are praying that the gospel goes viral in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. One way that will happen is when people who have been deeply affected by the gospel begin … Continue reading When the Gospel Goes Viral
For some Christians, the word evangelism is the source of guilt and frustration. If you find yourself in that category, relax. After all, what did the woman at the well do after she encountered Jesus? She simply invited others to check him out. "Come and see..." She had never been to even one evangelism training … Continue reading Invitational Evangelism
I had a conversation this week with a friend who shared that he had been reading an author who believed that preaching with too much of an emphasis on grace will adversely affect the mission of the church. He said that grace will lead to laziness, license and apathy with regard to the command to … Continue reading The iPad and Mission/Evangelism
Andree Seu is one of my favorite writers. She is real and raw, and writes from a distinctively grace-aware perspective. Her latest entry in WORLD Magazine is entitled "Taking Risks for the Gospel: It's Better to Make a Fool of Yourself Than to Play It Safe." Sounds like a church planter slogan to me. : … Continue reading Glorifying God by Taking Risks