Blog MissionChurch Planter Insights is a blog for church planters looking for books to read, ideas to consider, and encouragement for the journey.
On the Bookshelf
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch.
Addiction and Grace by Gerald May.
Praying the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann.
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.
The Uncontrolling Love of God by Thomas Jay Oord.
Waiting for Gospel by Douglas John Hall.
The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns.
The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns.
Against Calvinism by Roger E. Olson.
Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancy.
Homebrewed Christianity is the work of Tripp Fuller and often features conversations with engaging and interesting guests.
Textweek a Lectionary resource for preachers.
Pulpit Fiction a Lectionary podcast for preachers, seekers, and Bible geeks.
Working Preacher a Lectionary resource from Luther Seminary.
Blogs I Follow
Author Archives: eurlog
There had been infrequent talk about having a retreat for the adults of our little church, but the talk never got very far. Cost and effort were big deterrents, and because of that, the idea would evaporate from our attentions. … Continue reading
“You’re a religious man.”
Bella and I were taking our daily walk and crossed paths with a fellow walker and his dog. These frequent encounters always result in a 5-10-minute path talk, often about health or the latest news or something pertaining to our … Continue reading
“Mom, I’m bored.” The plaintive comment came from a child with cell phone in hand, headed toward the kitchen with no particular plans for the day. Mom is the usual source of ideas for activities. Bored child had been trained … Continue reading
Will you bless my house? The request came from a friend who was about to move into her first “owned” home. I didn’t grow up in a tradition that blessed stuff. It was seen as trivial. It also revealed a … Continue reading
Occasionally I am surprised by the people I encounter. Continue reading
He drinks with us.
This is not a post about drinking, although that is where I will start. In 1995 I had a heart attack, after which a friend of mine brought me a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon saying, “Now you have to drink … Continue reading
Our church began in the most difficult form of church plant, the parachute drop. In a PD a church planter and spouse move to a new community without a team or any other accoutrements. In short, they “parachute” into town. … Continue reading
“What on earth is water?”
Two fish were swimming in the ocean when they were approached by another fish. “How’s the water,” he asked. After he swam away, one of the two fish looked at the other and said, “What on earth is water?” The … Continue reading
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“I want to punch God in the face!”
Our conversation began with, “Are you a pastor?” I don’t know where that came from. I never did anything that would have given away my identity. Plus, on the bike path I was always wearing a dirty ball cap and … Continue reading