What do tobacco, community, and work have to do with one another? What would it look like to make work more like church? In this article I make these connections in order to promote great culture in our everyday work.
I’d like to lay out the ingredients of the communion meal instituted by Jesus and observed by the church for twenty centuries–Gospel, Community, & Mission. In laying them out, inspect yourself and your own diet. Are you keeping all three ingredients together in your communion with God?
This three part series explores three common errors people fall into when trying to become a missional church. It dovetails nicely with the recent series Transitioning to Missional Church.
Cities aren’t just socially dense; they are also culturally influential. Joel Kotkin in his almost classic work, The City: A Global History, describes cities as places that are sacred, safe, and busy. They are centers of spirituality (sacred), commerce (busy), and security (safe).
The strength of a city depends on the strength of these three forces—the spiritual, social, and commercial. These three forces also combine to produce culture in a city—a mix of ideas, behaviors, and products. How do these culturally influential cities shape us?