Francis Chan, a bestselling author who heads We Are Church, speaks to Facebook employees in California, June 22, 2017.

Francis Chan has been very inspirational to me.  Going against popular opinion, he made the difficult decision to leave his post leading a Megachurch t...

June 1, 2017

For this month's blogpost I would like to share an article written by my friend Kent Smith.  Kent is a professor at Abilene Christian University and has been involved in the simple church world for many years. In this article, Kent answers the question, "Can something...

April 30, 2017

 Hi Everybody,

This is a 20 minute presentation that I did at the "Unboxed" conference in Orlando recently.  The title of the presentation is "An Old Vision for New Church".  In this presentation I discuss how our attention has been "stolen" by our current culture.  I t...

March 12, 2017

One of the greatest challenges in the formation of a successful house church is to decide what to do when you gather on Sunday.  In this blogpost I will share what has been very helpful to us in our local group here in Clemson.  Please realize that this is just an exam...

January 22, 2017

The following article is the second in a series entitled "Too Busy to Love".  In part #1, we discussed the many distractions that are robbing our attention, and therefore, limiting our ability to love deeply.  In this article we will briefly explore the extended family...

December 18, 2016

Much of what I will share in this blogpost comes from Dr. Kent Smith's paper entitled "Ecosystems of Grace: An Old Vision for the New Church".  Dr. Smith is a professor at Abilene Christian University and has been involved in the development of missional communities fo...

August 28, 2016

The following blogpost is written by Gregg Eargle.  Gregg has been a great friend for many years and is part of the Clemson house church.  Gregg shares his journey below and how the house church experience has been very refreshing for him.  His presence for all of us h...

July 23, 2016

In our previous blogpost, I shared about my son’s autism diagnosis and how the special attention he received from our close friends and family had made a tremendous difference in his life.  I went on to bring up the possibility that many of us are “spiritually autistic...

June 16, 2016

I remember the day very well.  The doctor came in the exam room and began to relay to us the heartbreaking news that our two and a half year old son was autistic.  He began to describe what my son's future would be like.  He said that our son would always live with us,...

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