Posts by Robert English

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when we in the church practice functional atheism

by Robert English

So I’ve been thinking a lot about the attractional church model a lot recently.  Part of this is because I recently started serving in a new annual conference where it seems like this is the method of choice for new ministries and church revitalization.  Forgive me if I am missing other models that are out […]

with Jesus there’s more than enough

by Robert English

Read John 6:1-15. A teacher once asked the students of their class to bring something to school that symbolized their religious faith.  The next day the teacher begins to go around the room asking each of the students to share what they brought.  The first little boy says, “I’m Jewish, and this is a menorah.  […]