Eugene Peterson wrote that “all Christian service involves urgency.” (Quote from my reading.) Indeed, so. David Hersey, in his article, “Salvation Is,” says salvation is urgent, quoting Hebrews 3:7 and 2 Corinthians 6:2. People step into eternity every day, never to look back, never to return, never to have an opportunity, for once the door to time and space and earth closes behind, destiny is sealed. All service in the kingdom of God is urgent, because all is tied to our spiritual status before God. That’s why we often link to and recommend our little online study.

• The urgency and seriousness of the Christian enterprise doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy the light-hearted side of life. One can’t be intense all the time.

• Do people need to know about the church before conversion? I’m with Joy Jensen on this one: Continue reading