I often write about the intersection of faith with daily life. To ignore the mercy, wisdom, and grace of God would be disingenuous. So, my writings are littered with accounts of my walk with God.

Lately, I’ve been thinking beyond the personal to the larger body of Christ – what Christians call, the Church Universal.

In fact, when I write about the Church, it is rarely about physical spaces or organizations. God did not call me to build a physical church, so it would be out of place to speak about what I do not know. But, the larger body of Christ is a living, breathing organism that I am a part of, so it’s appropriate I play an active role in it.

A Sketch of Faith

When I was younger, I read Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven books. Many churches adopted the key themes to shape their organizational models.

However, is there more to the story of how the Church should intersect with Christians and consequently, the world? Could there be a dynamic bridge between what is organizational and organic? Something that takes place in the normal lives of Christians and that has an undeniable impact on the world?

Is there a reality that demonstrates the brilliance, excellence, and creativity of the Spirit today, even as we prepare for eternity? A mission pulsating so insistently that Christians become faithful stewards of beneficial gifts for humanity. And, show up as responsible caretakers of the earth.

A Series of Six Things

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my thoughts around six things the Church is incredibly well suited for but may be currently sub-optimized for.

I write to spark conversation and to gain fresh perspectives.

Here are the six:

  1. Reconciliation
  2. Discipleship
  3. Community
  4. Stewardship
  5. Truth-telling
  6. Dominion

Join me in the next few weeks as we journey through each one.

Thank you for reading.

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