Twitterable wisdom

Twitterable wisdom
This gem from a Downing comment: There is nothing MORE churchy than having a Jesus sticker on your car and thinking that makes a difference. Anyone want to RT that? There is a serious point here, actually. Think about the two men on the road to Emmaus. They were looking right at Jesus and didn’t ...

If not fame, then what?

I’ve argued against overusing the phrase To make Jesus famous. What, then, could we replace it with? How about To make Jesus known? It describes evangelism and discipleship equally well. Fame is too heavily biased towards presenting Jesus to the unsaved and leaves the family of faith in the cold. By emphasizing knowledge, we acknowledge ...

Does Jesus really want to be famous?

One or two commentators have referenced Newspring’s oft-repeated mission of making Jesus famous, a term that is also in widespread use beyond Newspring. It’s a phrase that has long bothered me for its carelessness. I’ve tried to use Google to help me understand what its users think the term means and where it comes from, ...