Michael Beck

This post begins a mini-series of three reflections on why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. Each of these stories has one thing in common: a failure of contextual intelligence. I believe that if these leaders knew Issachar’s secret—the ancient secret to frontline mission—a totally different future may have been possible. […]

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Churches used to be inseparable from neighborhoods.
But today, the entire concept of a neighborhood has shifted. What should churches do?

Dee Stokes

As I ponder the question of my title to this article, the simple answer is that Joseph looked like the Egyptians. He dressed like them. He was manicured like them. He smelled like them, he talked like them, he had etiquette and education like them. He combed his hair like them (dedicated to all the […]