2 Things the Early Church Did on Day One

As one who has spent all of my life in the Christian Church (also known as the: Restoration Movement, Reformation of the 19th Century, Stone-Campbell Movement), I have spent a lot of time in one particular chapter of the Bible. More than any other, for the churches I have been a part of, the 2nd…

What the DMV can teach the Church

On December 29, I had to make not one, but two visits to the DMV. On the last business day of the year, I had to stop in at two different Departments of Motor Vehicles. Now, truth be told, I'm not sure either uses that title: DMV. But when I say that, you know exactly…

The Impossibility of Being Church

Church is hard. Really hard. Sometimes we act as if we can simply get people to read the Bible, pray, show up on Sunday, and then church comes naturally. In fact, I think it's the opposite. Pointing people to Jesus is just the beginning. In some ways, the difficult work then begins. After coming to…