Jesus said a great many of things. Many ancient writings describe Him talking with friends, preaching to vast audiences, telling stories to the common man, and creating profound parables to confuse the elite. At times, it can be difficult to understand the relevance of such ancient writings to our culture. But, one of Jesus’ commands
“Thanks to processes which we set at work in them centuries ago, they find it all but impossible to believe in the unfamiliar while the familiar is before their eyes. Keep pressing home the ordinariness of things.” – Screwtape, from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Years ago I drove cross-country with two close friends.
A few weeks back, we pushed and promoted “+1 Sunday, “ an intentional effort for our body to be strategic about inviting people to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Looking at our attendance for that day, some of us may be tempted to become discouraged. Rather than seeing 2,000+ across all campuses, attendance
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