Tyler Chernesky of Christ Community Church in Kansas City on Friendship and Proverbs. Seeing What was Taught in a Sermon Play Out in Kansas and Missouri

Tyler Chernesky at Christ Community Church in Kansas City gave an interesting talk about friendship and Proverbs at the Downtown location on October 7, 2018. This post looks at Christ Community Church and Tyler Chernesky as well as the man who is the driving force behind this EFCA church movement in the Kansas City metropolitan area – Tom Nelson. The amazing aspect of Tyler’s talk is seeing it play out in a challenging trip to Missouri amongst a couple of friends who I have known for years who validated what was taught.  Continue reading

Reviewing an Old Eric Simmons Article on 9 Marks’s Regarding Missional Life; Did Redeemer Arlington Live this out with an Agnostic at the Time?

An older 9 Marks article by Eric Simmons is the subject of today’s post. It was written before Redeemer Arlington officially launched. When Eric Simmons wrote about the missional life and how to reach the atheist or unbeliever, the question is this. Did that happen from Redeemer Arlington? Did a person in church leadership who was discipled by Jordan Kauflin effectively engage an agnostic/atheist co-worker in the office he worked in? Continue reading

What a College Kid Learned from a Japanese-American who was Interned During World War II; Are Evangelical Christians Going to Take Responsibility for the Current Refugee Crisis?

When I was a college student a man of Japanese-American descent told me about his families incarceration in World War II. Today I want to tell that story as a reminder that history is to be learned from. May the mistakes of the past not be repeated in the present.  Also to what extent are Evangelical Christians going to own this current mess with those with Visas or Green Cards being turned away? Continue reading