Putting the mission back in missional – Crocker Chronicle

Jonathan K. Dodson has written a splendid piece for The Gospel Coalition entitled, “Why the Missional Church Isn’t Enough,” where he advocates for the need to continually look beyond our own borders even as we seek to reach those in our own community. Here’s a highlight: “Church historian Kenneth Latourette (1884-1963) More...

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By Scott Crocker On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Why I Care About The Death of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin is dead and he should still be alive. He should be experiencing what other kids his age are going through now. Looking to finish high school. Getting prepared to go to college. Spending time with More...

By Scott Crocker On Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Asians Are Fastest Growing Racial Group in U.S.

From Yahoo News: “Asians are the fastest growing race group in the United States, reflecting a surge in immigration from the entire region over a decade, the US Census Bureau said Tuesday. As part of an ongoing More...

By Scott Crocker On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

American Churches and giving

Here are some eye-opening numbers about churches in the United States, our current giving patterns and the potential for where our resources could go. Photo:Bill Nicholls Taken from MagSays: The Problem That Currently More...

By Scott Crocker On Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Whole Church Bringing The Whole Gospel To The Whole World

Whiteboard-Whole Church Whole Gospel Whole World from mariners church on Vimeo. (h/t to Sandy Ovalle for the link) Whiteboard-Whole Church Whole Gospel Whole World from mariners church on Vimeo.  More...

By Scott Crocker On Monday, February 27th, 2012

Does Character Matter For Presidential Candidates?

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” ~ Henry Clay "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask More...

By Scott Crocker On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The War on Christians you don’t know about

With a significant amount of coverage in the news recently concerning claims of discrimination against Christians in the United States, one might think that American Christians have it pretty rough. While it is More...

By Scott Crocker On Monday, February 6th, 2012

Josh McDowell Shares How God Can Use Our Past For His Glory

Noted Christian speaker and author Josh McDowell came from a difficult background. He experienced a troubled home life and was sexually abused as a young child. He developed a stutter and after becoming a Christian More...

By Scott Crocker On Friday, January 13th, 2012

A Primer For Politicians: The Facts About Poverty & Race

“Stereotype: A fixed, commonly held notion or image of a person or group, based on an oversimplification of some observed or imagined trait of behavior or appearance.” (FromMedia Awareness Network) Those More...

By Scott Crocker On Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Is Christian Growth About More Than A “Personal Relationship With God”

Richard Beck at Experimental Theology offers some challenging thoughts in a post he entitles “The Bait and Switch of Contemporary Christianity.” Beck argues that focusing on our personal relationship More...