Life on Mission!

Life on Mission!

SNDAre you in?  Are you living the life that God created you to live in such a way that eternity will be changed?  Isn’t that spiritual and evangelism stuff just for preachers and professional missionaries?  Or is there something more?  Is it possible that we can all get in the game?  Join us for the Discussions this Sunday night at 8p Central as we welcome our special guest, Tim Harlow, to the show.  Tim is the senior pastor of Parkview Christian Church in south Chicago-land and author and creator of the Life on Mission Project.  Over the past 25 years Christ followers from Parkview have become an indispensable part of the south Chicago community. As a team, they have touched former gang leaders, business owners, ex-strippers, and soccer moms alike.  Because these simple Christians were living a life on mission, their community and world have been transformed.

How can God use someone like us to make a difference? How can regular people without a Bible College education touch their immediate sphere of influence and eventually the world? Is it really possible?  Be sure to tune in here or on our Google + Sunday Night Discussions page for the live webcast.  Feel free to send in questions early as we explore what it really means to fully live a life on mission.  As usual, we will be giving away free resources toward the end of the show.

Engaging a Flat World!

Engaging a Flat World!

SNDWhat does it mean to live Glocally?  Like me, pastor and author, Bob Roberts Jr. has a way of creating new words and Glocalization is one of his best.  I love that  word and what it represents.  Thinking glocally is that healthy neighborhood between touching those locally around us and those who live on the other side of the globe.  What was once a near impossibility is now a present reality in our modern early 21st century world. Yes, it really is possible to engage the world no matter where we are.

What is God doing in the world today? How can we engage a globe that has gone flat with modern technology? What is the vision of Christ for his disciples in our modern times?

Join us as we look at these and other questions for the Discussions Sunday night at 8p Central.  Our special guest, Bob Roberts, will be with us to answer your questions and talk about living the life of a Glocal Christian.  Bob has written a number of books and we will be giving away a copy of one of them to someone listening or watching our live webcast.  The show can be viewed here or on our Google + Sunday Night Discussions page.  Questions can be sent in live via Google + of through email here.

So make plans to join us then and feel free to send in early questions.

Touching the World.

Touching the World.

SNDWorld Evangelism, Global Outreach. I love those words.  The truth is that I have been transformed by Jesus Christ and I have the privilege of being part of His team which makes the message of God known to the world. The truth is; we all have that same privilege and that’s exactly what we’re going to be talking about in the discussions this Sunday night. What is the real need in the world? What kind of opportunities do we have for global outreach in the early 21st century? What is the actual responsibility of Christ followers to convey that message to others? How can we see that mission carried out in our time and in the lives of those who follow us?  Join us live Sunday night at 8p central as we welcome one of the big mentors in my life, Max Goins, who has served as a local pastor and foreign missionary around the world for almost 50 years.  World Evangelism – Global Outreach is the ministry that Max formed in 1991 with the purpose of reaching the lost and training disciples and I can’t wait for you to meet him.

Join us here or on our Sunday Night Discussions Google + page and be sure to send in questions early. As always we will be giving away a free recourse toward the end of the show.

Taking Jesus to the Cities!

Taking Jesus to the Cities!

SNDWhat does it look like to take Jesus to the cities of the 21st century?  Sunday Night Discussions is back this week and we’re asking that very question.  It is estimated that today over half the population of the earth lives in cities and outlying areas.  This change in global demographics also touches race, ethnicity, and religion.  How can the Kingdom of Heaven be advanced is this new world reality. Join Robert and me here Sunday at 8p central as we welcome Luke Greer who serves with Global Cities Initiative and the Orchard Group. Orchard has been planting churches since 1948 in New York and is now reaching out into the major cities of the world.How big of an issue is this and how can we be involved?  Feel free to send questions in early via here or our Google Plus page.  During the show questions and comments can be sent in via both mediums and we will be giving away a copy of Why Cities Matter by Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard toward the end of the show. Forward in the book is written by Timothy Keller.  So grab a friend and plan to participate as we kick off another season of SND.

BTW for the Dallas and NY Giants fans, we will have an audience member keeping us posted on the game score.

Yup . . . it’s going to be great!

The SND Christmas Show and Season Finale. Live from England!

I’m excited about our final Sunday Night Discussions show of the season at 8p central on the 22nd.  This week we’ll have two guests live from England with us.  One of them is an incredibly encouraging guy named Larry Kineman who makes Santa feel boring.  I’ve known Larry since the summer of 1988 when I worked with him on a college mission trip to Chile and he’s always been a huge blessing to me and many others around the world.  For our time this week we’ll continue our conversation and questions surrounding Christian influence in culture with a special emphasis on how that can take place in Britain and any post-modern setting.  While Larry is actually a Yank, he’s been in the United Kingdom for over 20 years and he’ll be joined by Ryan Muliette who is from the UK and has been working for over a year to plant a church from scratch in an area with little or no Christian influence at all.  If you have any questions from last week’s show that you’d like more commentary on or any specific questions for Larry or Ryan, feel free to send those in early and we’ll try to address them on the show.  These two men have done a GREAT job of living out the Kingdom of God and sharing the love of Christ in the UK.

 

For Google + users, you will be able to send in questions live during the show on the SND page.  So make plans now to join us for what’s going to be a great show and conclusion to our trial season of Sunday Night Discussions.  We’ll even have one final free resource to give away.  See you then.