A Catalysmic Catalyst
“What’s next for our church?”
“One ‘God’ idea is better than a million good ideas.”
“Jesus kept the law, but broke the rules.”
“Maybe your Pinterest life needs a naked execution.”
“You can’t follow Jesus and be bored.”
“Praise God for the complications.”
These words poured out of the mouths of some of today’s most forward-thinking Christian leaders. Bright and early on the morning of Thursday, November 20, 2014, DC’s Lincoln Theatre auditorium filled with the scent of freshly brewed coffee, the glow of brightly lit iPads and hundreds of attentive listeners from all walks of life. The two commonalities between us all? Our love for Christ and our love for His people. Led by Pastor Johns, a lively group of Metro leaders excitedly joined the attendees in one of the most potent dialogues for the Christian church today. [Read more...of Danielle LaTouche's "A Catalysmic Catalyst]
Light It Up!!
Wait! Let me explain. I know what you’re thinking, but this has nothing to do with arson, smoking or any other terrible activity one can do with fire. And before I lose you to your mind’s best imaginations, let me get right to the point: God has called you to be the LIGHT of the world (Matt. 5:14). We read about it, sing about it, and we preach about it . . . but how do we really live out this call on a day-to-day basis?
I was blessed to be part of a group who attended a Catalyst NEXT conference -- a forum for discussion about the direction of the church and how we, as a corporate body and as individuals, can fulfill our commission. As we entered the Lincoln Center, the room bustled with excitement and anticipation. Unlike most in attendance, I was not familiar with any of the speakers on the program, but I had great expectations and came ready to record and absorb all the highlights. [Read more of Latey Bradford's "Light It Up!!"]