Author: Mark Ramsey

The hurricane that is bearing down on the east coast as I write this, the earthquakes that have shaken Japan, the spilled cargo of an 18-wheeler that snarls traffic for hours on your way to work—these are bad, potentially dangerous disruptions....

“Most messes can get cleaned up where trust is present.”  The closing of last week’s piece gave us that ultimate sticking point.  Trust is one of the chief casualties of the erosion we are experiencing in our common life. This week, David Lose noted the sermon...

“God is actively dis-establishing the church in America.” That line in last week’s article garnered some significant reaction, ranging from relief to gratitude to annoyance to rejection. “Numbers still matter – Jesus grew the church.” “Saying God is doing this takes away our need to do anything –...

Four “Church Questions” That Have Reached Their Sell-By Date… Over the last several weeks, in addition to taking a closer look at John 21, we have examined three questions that may have lost traction in our rapidly changing culture: Where do you go to church? The “attractional...