Why have we been avoiding the city? The church will go in and do projects, but then heads back out. The hole remained without any permanent gospel presence. After nineteen months living in the city, I can say that we have been missing out on opportunities.
I nearly died. At 49 stories above Cincinnati, the floor nearly gave way and I nearly tumbled over the ledge and nearly died. Lots of nearly, because that’s what it feels like when I stand 49 stories above Cincinnati. Continue reading “Over the Edge”
Maybe “Lie” is the wrong word. Lay like a dog. Though the phrase came to mind when I saw my dog asleep, my heart was all about doing the same. I was sicker than a dog, mainly because my dog wasn’t sick. Continue reading “Lie Like a Dog”
Setting out to plant a church in the middle of the city is rather audacious. Especially when one has few resources and is reaching out to people used to the Fortune 500s of downtown (we have 7), big names of professional teams, big pockets of influential businesses and business people, and so forth. I have … well, considerably less.
“But God owns it all!” Yes, I often remind Him and I both that truth as I look out over billions of financial activity around me, yet He hasn’t showered it down on me to utilize. No, He’s pushed for a more creative approach. Continue reading “Doing Much with Little”