Category Archives: Missional Church

Andy Stanley Gets Hammered for Comments on Revival

Pastor-author Andy Stanley is, if anything, a deeply passionate Christian leader about church growth and reaching the unchurched in the youngest generation. I am not a huge fan, thus I do not read him often. But I am not a … Continue reading

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Robert Barron on Effective Evangelizing in Our Modern Context

I am in the midst of a blog series titled: “Must the Reformation Wars Continue?” Today I share a short video that is worth watching if you want to see how an outstanding Catholic communicator, and a really good friend, speaks … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Ethics, Evangelism, Gospel/Good News, Love, Missional Church, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, The Church | 22 Comments/Likes

The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology

The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology is an ecumenical organization that seeks to cultivate faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the churches. The Center nurtures theology that is catholic and evangelical, obedient to Holy Scripture and committed … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, Church History, Church Tradition, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Spiritual Warfare, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church | 9 Comments/Likes

Should I Host a Unity Factor Forum in My Community?

One of the most fruitful strategies that I believe God has given to the ACT3 Network is what we call a Unity Factor Forum. This event is a five-and-a-half hour gathering which allows participants from a given area to gather … Continue reading

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How Does ACT3 Network Make a Real Difference In Empowering Unity In Christ’s Mission? Video

In 1991 I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to begin a mission for leaders and churches that would pursue the wide-scale renewal of Christian faith and practice. This work was called Reformation & Revival Ministries. We published a quarterly … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Church Tradition, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Renewal, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church | 8 Comments/Likes

“Our Love Is Too Small” Video

Most of you who frequent my blog spot are aware that I wrote a book titled Your Church Is Too Small in March 2010. This book has redefined my life and ministry. I am now writing a sequel, or you could … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, Love, Missional Church, The Church | 7 Comments/Likes

What Can Be Done to Seek Unity Between Catholics and Evangelicals?

It is no secret that I am an evangelical Protestant. (I do not think the word “evangelical” makes for a good noun thus I use it here intentionally as an adjective.) I was originally ordained in an evangelical Protestant context (Southern … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Current Affairs, Evangelism, Friendship, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Reformed Christianity, Roman Catholicism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church | 14 Comments/Likes

In Search of Deep Faith

I had the joy of meeting Dr. Jim Belcher some years ago when he pastored Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California. I cultivated a growing relationship with Jim, and his family, and spoke several times to his congregation. I … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Books, Church History, Church Tradition, Current Affairs, Discipleship, Education, Emergent Church, Faith, Missional Church, Personal, The Christian Minister/Ministry, The Church | 10 Comments/Likes

A New (Ancient) Way to Read the Bible

Nothing is more important to spiritual growth than regular, meaningful engagement with God’s Word in the power of the Spirit. But it’s not happening in most churches. Nine out of ten churchgoers say they need help in understanding the Bible … Continue reading

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“Unmarried Young Adults Not Celebrated Here”

When millennials come to embrace the Christian faith they are faced with a major problem when it comes to becoming connected with the life of most congregations. I have witnessed this again and again and saw it plainly during my … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Church History, Culture, Current Affairs, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, Personal, Protestantism, Renewal, The Church, The Future | 41 Comments/Likes