Drew McFarland (Pastor at Holy City Church, Charleston, SC) preaches from Job 1:13-22.
Matthew Delaughter (Pastor at Immanuel Community Church, New Orleans, LA) preaches from 1 Peter 3:18-22.
Nothing requires us to dive headlong into the technological advancements of our day. To walk in wisdom is to consider our way, to not be drawn to immediate gratifications, but to cast our gaze out to the long-term consequences.
This post offer four ways churches can better sojourn in a culture of detachment.
The heresy is that there is more to gain through mobility via the immersive internet, while I think there is actually more wisdom to be gained when we look at how God has made us, particularly that God has made us physically and placed us in a capacity that often requires us to be local.
Dent unapologetically espouses movement-driven missiology, an influential theory prioritizing rapid reproduction of believers and churches as the primary goal of missions. The book offers no argument for this commitment to movements, and I believe there are significant biblical reasons to reject this goal. However, Dent diverges from much of movement missiology in important ways. The book is well-researched and concise, and it rewards critical reading with biblical insight about the missions task. It also offers a worthwhile starting place for those seeking more nuanced dialog with movement-focused missiologists and field workers.
Jay Ingram (Pastor at Commission Church, Shelbyville, KY) preaches from Luke 4:1-15.