Archives For July 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn Cru we talk a lot about “movements everywhere”.

This is great insight from Ed Stetzer on how movements happen:

Actual movements are tricky things, but the word has never been more popular.

Three things that I believe we need to spark a movement:

  1. The comfortable do not create movements. We all need a cause bigger than ourselves, which can drive us to action with a holy dissatisfaction.
  2. Everyone loves a movement, as long as it looks great, but costs them little. A true movement will have a steep price, but those who are a part of it will recognize the immeasurable value.
  3. No Christian movement can be birthed without discipleship. It is impossible.

So, what needs to happen and what needs to change? Well, there are many things, but let me suggest one big idea for now.

Get dissatisfied.

Start with an unreasonable and sacrificial passion for discipleship that leads people to “no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised” (2 Corinthians 5:15).

 

The whole post is worth reading.

HT @missioeric

 

photo courtesy of Peter E. Lee

Great insights from Tim Keller on how College Ministry is the best way to equip leaders who will impact our nation, from a post on ByFaithOnline.com:

Keller paints a bleak picture of where America is as a culture: “This is an unprecedented time in human history…What’s new is the breadth of conviction that there is no such thing as truth. There have never been whole societies built on that idea. Never.”

“Everyone knows that younger people are far less religious than the generation before … and despite all the things that we’ve been doing for the last 30 years, we’re losing them.”

According to Keller, if you’re on a college campus, you’re on the culture’s cutting edge. It is, he says, our best leadership development pipeline. By exposing people to the cutting edge of culture where they have to deal with the modern mindset, where they have to deal with non-Christians — that, in Keller’s opinion, is the best way to develop pastors and lay leaders.

Read the whole article here – worth the read for Keller’s insights on where our culture is headed and what we need to do about it.

HT: @stephenlutz