An Unexpected Portrait of the Evangelist

An Unexpected Portrait of the Evangelist

“‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.’” Luke 14:22-23 In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells...
Is It Time To Kill Your Quiet Time™?

Is It Time To Kill Your Quiet Time™?

Quiet time is not a spiritual law. It is a tool for Spiritual Development. It’s not the only tool, but one I, and millions of Christians around the world, observe as a part of our spiritual growth and daily discipleship. I go through seasons where I am more and less...
The Love of Christ and The Fullness of God

The Love of Christ and The Fullness of God

“I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God. (Eph 3:19;CEB) Deeply embedded in the assumptions of the whole APEST/Five Fold conversation is the understanding that Ephesians 4:11 is...
Understanding The Gifts Of Grace

Understanding The Gifts Of Grace

[This article was originally posted at 5QCentral.com (the Alan Hirsch/5Q blog) – the post so nice, it’s posted twice!] Many times in the 5Q conversation, we talk about gifts (Eph 4:7) and then go straight to what the gifts are (4:11). We do the same thing...
The Problem With Good Guys: Infinity War

The Problem With Good Guys: Infinity War

Thanks to the recent subscribers! Not sure what launched the wave, but I’m so glad you found the site and took the time to subscribe. I’ve been waiting for some time to publish this post. Not because I didn’t want to, no, but because it contains SPOILERS. If you...
Five Fold Bible Update: Good Times Ahoy!

Five Fold Bible Update: Good Times Ahoy!

Hello readers! I saw this morning that there was a new feed subscriber – Welcome, Scott – and I felt the weight of not having posted in a while. This morning, we are moving into a new home, which marks our post- Hurricane Harvey recovery goal. It’s a...