Day: March 10, 2016

Church growth: people- or location-based strategies?

What parallels are there in how we grow the church and how cities do economic development? Should the focus of our development efforts be on people or on places. That is, should we make investments in people, hoping to see them succeed regardless of where they end up? Or should we focus on investments in particular institutions, thus helping the people who are already there?

Those darned church cats

Cats, pathetic vis-à-vis both literacy and power, are pathetically if understandably resentful. At the liturgy, while others are glorifying the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit by both their being and their willing, cats glorify the Holy Trinity with their being or existence only — and certainly unwillingly.