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As one of the white Christians, I’m learning just how much we have to learn from our African-American (and other) brothers and sisters.
“What does our silence do? It increases the suffering of believers in persecution.”
What dictates truth in our culture
Gabe Lyons with a timely tweet:
In an emotionally driven culture, feelings dictate truth.
In a reason based culture, truth dictates feelings.
— Gabe Lyons (@GabeLyons) January 25, 2017
While there’s much to decry in our culture and churches, there is also much reason for hope. From the NAMB blog:
“To say that I am euphoric about the new conversation that is happening within church planting circles would be an understatement. Exchanges that have progressed from ‘planting a church’ to ‘planting a kingdom movement’ are key indicators that we may be heading toward a more hopeful future. I have written extensively about this in the past because it is my earnest conviction that only through the practical implementation of this dialogue will we ever see a reversal of gospel fortunes that may finally have an effect within our post-Christian world.”
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary has a really helpful definition for disciple and discipleship. Read this if you think you have a holistic understanding of either term (and learn just how much you’re missing).
Quote worth sharing
“The gospel has come to us because it is heading to someone else.” – Robby Gallaty in Redefining Discipleship