Josh Packard on “The Dones”

Josh Packard graciously came to speak to our staff today.  Josh is a PhD in Sociology of Religion and teaches at University of Northern Colorado Philosophy Department.  He recently authored Church Refugees, a sociological study of the “Dones.”  The book...

Boxing Match or Beauty Contest?

For the Discovery Church family, this blog post is a very brief excerpt of Sunday’s sermon. A couple of years ago, my friend Brian Mavis was preaching at Discovery and he posed the question, “Is the church’s relationship to culture a boxing match or...

Causes vs Humans

“Someone passionately interested in the cause of the leper very carefully avoids speaking to the leper in his path in order to get on with the cause.  And it occurs to me that Jesus couldn’t have cared less about the cause or rights of the leper.  Jesus stopped.  And...

A 5 day small step or giant leap?

This post is inspired by the always great Geoff Surratt and his blog post here There are 5 days between Christmas Eve and Sunday 29th, which is to say that most pastors will be planning 3 different worship gatherings in an 8 day period.  Sunday Dec 22, Tues Dec...