A Review-Reflection on Brian McLaren’s new book Naked Spirituality: A Life With God In 12 Simple Words

I am currently reading Brian McLaren’s latest book Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. I’ve had three weeks to read it finding myself reading only a couple of chapters so far. I am encouraged by the direction that Brian has taken with this recent work. I’ve noticed a progression with Brian’s…

Mobilizing an Army of Love

For the past couple of years I have had a conversation in my head between what it means to being/becoming a church-on-mission and the work of Etienne Wenger. Wenger’s work has been a source of exhilaration and creativity as I’ve reflected on my own gospel-work in the city of Salisbury, NC. Many of the kingdom…

If I could pray to Saint Martin…

I wonder what my prayers would look like if an Evangelical Protestant like myself was allowed to pray to canonized saints. I wonder what my prayers would look like if they were addressing slain prophet Martin Luther King Jr.. What would we talk about? Of course…good Pentecostal that I am I would expect two-way communication.…