• The default mode for American culture-bound Christianity is spiritualized, escapist spirituality. It mis-reads the gospels and misses the primary theme of the Kingdom of God that formed the major emphasis of Jesus’ teaching.


  • Positivity is always the fullest expression of any value. If you prohibit hate, it’s not as strong as commanding love. If you prohibit stealing, it doesn’t legislate generosity. The best way bank tellers are trained to recognize counterfeit bills is to be intimately acquainted with the authentic ones.

     

    Discern where people are. Ask questions. The three magic words that will make you a fascinating conversationalist are, “Tell me more”. The best way to edify other people is to focus on what is true, right, beautiful, ennobling and uplifting. When you project ‘positivity’ you shine like a sun in the center of every constellation you enter.


  • We don’t change the Word of God in the name of outreach, as if God needed us to run a wiser P.R. campaign than what He gave us in scripture. We don’t filter anything out of our teaching. The Cross is offensive. We preach Christ crucified and the whole counsel of God, no holds barred. The message of the Cross is designed to either transform you or make you uncomfortable.