|Ministry and Marriage...[read
Thanks so much for a "kick in the head" in this article about
the need to put our marriages first our lives. Many young leaders have
been either modeled or told by the preceding generations that we need to
"put the ministry first" and "go - go - go!!" and
"Success by being a work-a-holic!!
Your article talked about living out the Great Commandment in our
marriage and playing together; it caused some good pondering for my own
I did find it amusing that you used a quote from someone who was
"on the road" and traveling with Billy Graham for many years to
make your point on having God center in our marriage. Billy himself has
said that one of the things he would do different if he had to live his
life again would be NOT to travel so much because it caused problems in
his own family ... I grinned.
College Drive youth ministries
Dear Springer, I am a born again Christian, 32 years and just got
married in September this year to a very beautiful 28 years old born again
lady. I am currently in Japan for a short time and meanwhile my young wife
is back in Kenya. We attend services in an Anglican Church in Nairobi
called "All Saints Cathedral Church". The principles you have
outlined in the issue are very important to us as a young couple and very
encouraging too. As the man of the house I would like to know what my role
is to the family and how I can keep me wife always happy. I have declared
just like Joshua that "me and my house we shall serve the Lord".
This has no compromise whatsoever. I would like you to especially
elaborate further on the issues of finances regarding marriage. I also do
research in medicine on the line of HIV/AIDS and I believe it is a good
idea for couples to undergo tests before they get married to avert
disasters. We did undergo one. I would like to be a shining example in our
marriage and hence you constant advice is vital. May the Lord bless your
ministry and the good works that you are doing. The Lord be exalted
especially as we approach Christmas.
In His Service,
Njoroge, Wilfred James
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Why in the world would you have links to such anti-postmodern churches
such as Willow Creek?!?!
just thought i'd vent - it bugs me!
:*) Dan King
i am really blessed...almost everything in it, rest assured i'll be
praying for your ministry...
Waves Church Profile [read
This church is doing a very valid ministry by reaching to this
unchurched people group in the greater Vancouver area. I am awed amazed by
God's mighty movement at waves church.
Hope to You community church
Beautiful article about a beautiful community of people. Reading this
piece touched my heart in a way few things do. Thank you.
great to have an "on fire" asian / chinese american church
more concerned about christ than they are about being chinese
asian american artistry
The Truth in Fight Club [read
Man, I think you nailed it. Fight club is definitely the best movie of
the year, because it dealt with the desperate need for truth in the rubble
of modern society. I think that you were right to address the two main
themes in your article that you chose, however, I'm sure you felt there
were more you could have included. I think this movie takes a hard look at
post-modern male identity. This ain't no chickflick. These guys need to do
something real and lose the fear that comes with possessions. As
Chriitians we affirm (very weakly) that consumerism is bad, and perfect
love drives out fear. We could take the bit of truth right out the mouth
of this movie and place it back among the people of God if we really lived
the gospel. Jesus taught us to live radically different than we do: money,
possessions, relationships, motives, all 'conform' way to much to this
sick and dying world. We have failed to be the life of Christ on planet
rock, instead we have colluded with the Canaanites right here in N.
America. As someone wrestling with these issues, I was surprised the movie
used some techniques at community and identity building that I've been
experimenting with. I've become convinced that the irrelevance of Sunday
morning services are damnable---sending more people to eternal damnation
than any other un-done mission in the history of the church. Fight Club
showed that Cells and House Churches can quickly accomplish community, get
real truth flowing, and multiply at an astonishing rate. This is the
future for the church. A church that lives the life of Christ in
brotherhoods: families of men and women, and babies all helping each other
wake up from their dream world in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sweet, Kip Mor
The God of Chaos Theory [read
Hello David. Very interesting article. God bless you!
Very helpful connection between post-modern thought, Chaos science and
the challenge of today's church. We're working with these ideas at Windsor
Crossing Community Church in St. Louis. We are determined to understand
our culture, and be ruthless in remaining relevant to it for the sake of
the Gospel. This article helped.
Itís all about Jesus [read
Thank you for your reviews. I've read the ones you have posted for the
past 3 months. And I really appreciate the work you are contributing to
Next-Wave. I hope to see more of your work in the future.
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