On that first Palm Sunday Jesus' disciples and crowds of fans cheered His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. As they raised palm branches and shouted "Hosanna!" to their soon-to-be King, their expectations for a restored Kingdom of David rose in their hearts. Hoping to hear Jesus say "We're tired of not winning. From now on we're going … Continue reading Losing My Place
Sean McDowell explains:
Those grand and glorious cathedrals built in the Middle Ages may have something to teach us about the way we live the Christian life today. The medieval church ministered to a culture that had no direct, personal access to the Scriptures in their own language. The church leaders of that era were faced with the … Continue reading We Need More Cruciform Churches
Here's the old thought that was confirmed in a new way in this passage: today's churches are too often willing to sacrifice community for "the ministry." The modern American church is gifted, no doubt, but we're not good at relationships. We are in danger of spending lots of time and effort creating and designing programs that run well leaving little time or energy to disciple people who relate well. But no matter how "quality" the ministry is, if the quality of our relationships with one another is weak, the "ministry" will eventually collapse or cave in.