The American past-time isn’t baseball.
It’s getting angry.
Americans are skilled angsters who never miss an opportunity to jump a bandwagon and go to war over something they won’t even remember tomorrow.
Because of our inherent tendency to give knee-jerk reactions, we not only serve as a source of endless laughing stock entertainment to much of the Western World, we also tend to emote our rage without thinking.
When the book The Shack came out years ago, a Pastor slipped it to me in Europe and said, “You didn’t get it from me, but I think you need to read it.” I read it. I cried. It touched me at various points, and made some good points to boot.
Did it have MAJOR theological problems?
You bet it did. Very serious theological problems.
But that shouldn’t determine whether or not you see it.
By Peyton Jones
“You can’t fail if you never start” – every business/entrepreneurial guru out there
The failure that many would-be-witnesses fear hinder them from ever taking a step of faith. For all of our imbibing of entrepreneurial webinars, and motivational books, we still haven’t learned to the savvy wit and wisdom of the “nothing ventured, nothing gained” philosophy that we’re hearing in the business world.
We weigh the risk of failure against the likelihood of success and opt out, telling ourselves that “it probably wouldn’t have made a difference anyways”.
For those of you who haven’t read Church Zero…ahem…
We are starting a new series on the Church Planter Podcast leading up to my next book Reaching The Unreached: Becoming Raiders Of The Lost Art. The book will explore what happens when the gifts of everyday believers are activated by the 5 roles in Ephesians 4:10-11.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve started to unpack what FIST leadership is (Hint: It’s about church planting as a team).
MLK Jr. is one of my heroes.
My family is from Montgomery Alabama. I was there last week. Both of my daughters are part African American.
Here is a sermon I preached a few months ago on “Anger and Racial Reconciliation” from Ephesians.
In my book Church Zero, I talk about anger as a catalyst for justice and righteousness in the civil rights movement.
Here is an excerpt:
“Call it Anger.
Call it angst.
Call it Frustration.
Call it whatever you want.
Starting this month, we’re hoping to bring you our Youtube bite-sized training in the form of the Church Planting Minute on our Youtube channel on a weekly basis.
You haven’t subscribed yet?
Get yourself on over there and sign up my good man (or woman).
Here is the latest episode: Call Me Maybe…