Mosaix 2013 Blog
A recent article by Alex Murashko published in the Christian Post on September 24, 2013, addressed an open letter from my friend, Pastor Mark Driscoll, concerning the state of the church today. The letter was originally published on the 2013 Resurgence Conference website. In the letter, Driscoll states, “The church is dying and no one is noticing…” This thought seems to be the premise for Driscoll’s additional statements as to why the church is dying, what is needed, and his desire for the conference, itself. In part, Driscoll writes the church is dying because “…we're wasting time criticizing rather than evangelizing."
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For the past twenty-two years, my good friend Mathew Kuruvilla has served as the senior pastor of Parkside Church in Edensor Park, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.(1) Born and raised in India, he has been living in Australia since 1976. His church is located next door to a Buddhist temple and behind a Moslem mosque, reflecting a demographic future that many people living in the United States still cannot envision. Yet under his leadership, Parkside has successfully transitioned from a homogeneous church to a multi-ethnic one by taking intentional steps. ( Read More → )
The day after a jury in Sanford, Fla., found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on February 12, 2012, USA Today’s front page story headline asked “After verdict, can racial rift be healed?” ( Read More → )