by Bob Roberst Jr
The Biggest Issue The Church Faces Today
Extreme radical limitless love is THE most important ingredient I’d put in a church from day one. Love, is the differentiating mark by which, Jesus said, people would know that we are his followers. But honestly, who thinks of love as a place people go to church looking for? One of my spiritual fathers – Jim Hylton – asked that question in a small group I was in not long ago – and I can’t escape it.
We fight for relevance – and I believe that is good. What good is it to have the greatest message in the world and not communicate it in a way that people can understand and apply? When people gripe about relevance are they promoting irrelevance or past sentimentality for a world or culture they miss? Making disciples – that’s the mandate of Jesus, but if our “disciples” love like everyone else, and there is no difference in how or who is loved – has a disciple really made? Read more