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As Christians, we often wonder why we continue to sin in the same old ways, see so little real change in our lives, and possess such a low desire to be “on mission” for God. We generally continue to live our Christian version of the “American Dream” with a little church attendance thrown in on Sundays, and maybe a weekly Bible study, when it fits our schedule. If we have ...Continue
An introduction to my new book, A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community and Mission Around the Table. A Meal with Jesus is already available in the US from Crossway and will be published in the UK by IVP in the autumn of 2011. For more information go to timches...Continue
Many people use the term gospel, but many do not understand how the gospel not only brings us from death to life, but also makes us more and more like Jesus on a daily basis. Paul says it like this: Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I ...Continue
The GCM Collective has identified some of our key distinctives and are working an explanatory paragrpah for each one. Here's the first ... 1. The gospel is the answer to every question The gospel is not simply the means by which we are converted. It is the good news of redemption through Jesus Christ that reconciles us to God and adopts us into his family, that transforms our hearts and shapes ...Continue
I love idealists. The gospel calls us to be holy, gospel-centred, loving, missional people and to be holy, gospel-centred, loving, missional communities. Given the choice, I’ll always take an idealist over a pragmatist. And the missional world is full of them. But ideals can be misused. People can use ideals as a means to criticize other people. They become a stick to beat people ...Continue