Posts by James Fraser

Why Churches Don’t Produce Disciple-Makers

Who Cares about the Bullseye! The mission of the church is as obvious as the rising sun – go and make disciples. The method of Jesus is no more ambiguous – gather followers and teach them, share life with them, and enable them to be disciple-makers. Yet somehow in the busyness of constructing buildings, arranging…

How to Build a Life of Permanent Value

Christian beware: you can waste your life. Paul is unequivocal about this (I Cor. 3:13-15). He warns that the life choices of some Christians amount to the long-term worth of a pile of sticks thrown on the fire. But the reverse side of the warning is an encouragement. If Christians can waste their lives, so…

5 Ways to Be Missional in the Rural Highlands

The Highland church needs Christians who are willing to forge a missional lifestyle. What is a missional lifestyle? Here is a simple definition: a lifestyle that is purposefully shaped by the desire to make Jesus present to non-believers. Missional Christians are Christians who see the raw material of life – jobs, communities, hobbies, families –…

Three Idols Christian Parents Must Avoid

  Mom, Dad, beware: you have an idol instinct that, if not subdued, will turn your family away from the Lord. Whereas our families are intended to serve the mission of God, this instinct has the power to shift your priorities so that, instead of enjoying the freedom of obeying Jesus, a family ends up…