The Verge Network website has officially launched. This will sound over-dramatic, but as I opened up the page and looked at the content, my soul sang. This is not a website for the faint of heart. But if you long to be a Kingdom revolutionary, this is a place to be seriously convicted and intensely inspired.
Michael Stewart, the official trouble maker behind the Verge Network, asked me to host a blog conversation around any of the videos posted there. I picked this one by my buddy Alan Hirsch on the three-word-worldview, Jesus is Lord. Currently, I have the privilege of working alongside Alan on a coaching initiative called Future Travelers. Future Travelers is a co-hort of high profile churches here in the west that are determined to jump together from church as institution to church as movement.
Here at GCC, over the next year, we're building weekend series around each of the mDNA (Missional DNA) outlined in Alan's book, The Forgotten Ways. "Jesus Is Lord" is first and central. Our current series, How to Wreck Your Life, is the embodiment of that message. God's Spirit is creating quite a stir. So, take the next six minutes to come back to Center and watch this video. Then, I'll pitch a couple questions to start the conversation.
Alan said, "He is not a decency cop. He is Lord. He will challenge our idols."
Here at GCC, we've been talking about how when we make a good thing an ultimate thing, it is transformed into a god thing that competes for the throne of our hearts.
What do you think are the most prevalent idols in our culture?
What do you think are the most prevalent idols in the church?
Alan said, "The closer we get to Jesus the more dangerous he is to our middle class sensibilities."
What are the "middle class sensibilities" that need to be threatened by Jesus?
Alan says, “The church of Laodecia is the church in America…”
So, what will it take for the church in America to find it’s First Love again?
Alright pick any question and sound off. I'd love to hear your thoughts.