In his book, I Spend, Therefore I Am, Philip Roscoe describes how the influence of economics have changed the way we interact as humans. He argues that with the collapse of the economy in 2008, companies and NGO’s began running to economists in order to provide them with some kind of solution to do more … Continue reading Finding a “Worthy” Cause: How economics have changed the way we give
Often times, it's a good idea to take a step back and examine the culture we live in. A guy who gets me thinking, and slightly cynical about the culture we live in, is Slavoj Zizek. In one particular observation, he dissects the way in which charity is evolving in the west (click to watch his lecture). … Continue reading A Convenient Generosity
I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty overwhelmed by all the information I have access to. In this digital age, we ingest just about every video, article or music clip that catches our eye as we comb through the world wide web. My friend refers to these never ending streaming blitzs as a … Continue reading Constipated and Loving It!
It's amazing how easy it is to let the study of problems and solutions distant us from actively engaging in problems and implementing solutions. It has been my ongoing pursuit to never let my mind drift too far from my will to act. I don’t know about you, but it's extremely tempting for me to … Continue reading Faithless Concern
We had a powerful night yesterday with the screening of the movie 1040. The room was full and God’s presence was evident in that place. Many were touched by the testimony of those surrendering their life for the gospel. Following the movie, Jaeson Ma gave a call to respond to the vision and commit to any of … Continue reading 1040 Movie Screening
I've been thinking about the communal nature of the church for the past few months and I found this message by Francis Chan to be helpful.
"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing" John 14:12 Believing in an invisible God can make one weary after a while. It’s not that God owes us an appearance in the sky every so often, but the journey of faith is not always an … Continue reading Healings in a Classroom and on the Sidewalk!
After watching all the stories online about the disaster in Haiti, a few friends and I decided to put together a benefit concert at a local club in Fenway. There is still much more we can do, but I think this is a great start. I encourage any of you out there to begin to … Continue reading Help Haiti
"The church cannot understand itself alone. It can only truly comprehend its mission and its meaning, its roles and its function in relation to others"Jurgen Moltmann"The Church is the Church only when it exists for others."Dietrich Bonhoeffer"What the church does internally with no intention of impacting the world outside itself is not mission. But when … Continue reading A Missionary Body
For the past two weeks, I've been surrounded by conversations revolved around the need for miracles and the supernatural in our proclamation of the gospel. As interesting it is to talk about missional strategies and discipleship models, the framework and structure is essentially lifeless without incorporating people whose lives have been encountered by the living … Continue reading Miracles & Mission