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.

Please . . . Something more than Better!

I got a new book from a friend the other day to look over and I think it has some potential.  The Next Level takes an honest look at the struggles in our lives and points out that we have a choice to either see them as a prison or as a testing ground in which God can develop our character.  The author outlines his plan by examining the tests of 31 biblical characters and then brings some application to our lives.  It’s not a bad idea and fits nicely into a month long devotion plan.  But I was a bit disappointed early on when I saw what is so prevalent in countless spiritualized self-help books today.  In part of the introduction, one of the authors describes his church as a place where they want to help people be “better husbands and wives, better parents, better children, employees, friends and neighbors and ultimately, better people.’”  Better people?  I read that and thought: I don’t want to just be better.  I want to be different; radically different.  I want to have a change that is way above anything a simple 5 or 10 step plan can accomplish.  I want transformation. (more…)