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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…

How to Be a Contemporary Christian

Contemporary Christianity has nothing to do with surfing the present moment. As preached on Sunday morning, the values of this world were invalidated 2,000 years ago when Jesus died and rose again. On resurrection Sunday Jesus signalled the dawn of a new creation and issued a command to his disciples to follow him by making…

The Church Is a Hospital, Not a Health Club

One of the most frequent complaints levelled against the church is that the church is full of hypocrites. People appear to be scandalised by the thought that there are people in the church who struggle with all of the temptations and vices of people outside of the church. The conclusion that generally follows is that,…

Discipleship Requires Friendship

Community Groups Are Not Enough The Highland church is waking up to the need for community groups. Church leaders are finally seeing that large group worship is ill equipped to care for the daily needs and struggles of Christians. Whereas in the past, church ministry was restricted to a three course meal of Sunday morning…

What Your Wallet Says about Your Worship

An Indigestible Idea – Old Testament Tithing Tithing is not what you think it is. Most church people have been taught that tithing is an Old Testament principle by which a person gives 10% of his earnings back to God as a spiritual thank you card. However, in the Old Testament, tithing is more complicated than…