I was thinking about politics again this morning. Not to worry though, I’m not planning to announce my candidacy or anything like that. Rather, my political bemoaning really had more to do with a cultural concern than a particular platform. At the heart of my frustration was a feel that a whole lot of folks are more concerned about gold than good. Indeed, self-security, self-preservation, and self-glory have become the master. (more…)
I’m not a fan of the growing church campus movement. Yes, I know there is some value in these works and Deb is quick to remind me that there are indeed a lot of people getting connected to Christ through some of these campuses. I have a great friend that works with the campus model in my area. My brother; have mercy on his soul, attends one of these campus churches. Yes, there are people being saved and discipled at these campus churches. Yes, I know all the positive arguments for campuses. But I still just don’t like the idea. At its worst, I feel like campuses are more about Empire building than Kingdom expansion. I sense at times that much of this simply comes down to control issues. On my bad days I even want to liken the whole phenomena to the BORG from Star Trek. You know; assimilation of all worlds is the plan and resistance is Futile.
Before you get the idea that I’m just a scrooge, please know that my caution is not just emotional. (more…)