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
Category Archives: Church Planting
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
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
I have a friend who is 180 degrees from me. From my faith. From my temperament. From my interests. From what I read. My opposite in almost every way.. My friend has stereotypes about who Christian people are and what … Continue reading
The first meeting of the group was short. Organizers used the time to help the group make introductions and start forming relationships. Most were strangers to each other. There was little group affinity because of its design. An accurate social … Continue reading
The nursing staff at the hospice was having their weekly case review meeting. One of their client’s had asked if the hospice chaplain (me) could come for a visit. The patient’s daughter answered the door. “Mom’s back here; is it … Continue reading
My old office had a nice desk and a comfy sofa. My books lined three walls. An assistant provided helpful support and freed me from menial tasks. My office was the perfect place, I thought, to allow ideas to percolate … Continue reading