There are Christians who participate in Halloween and Christian that do not. Which one are you? How do you explain your celebration of Halloween to your friends and/or children? Let us know what you believe and why?
How does one become a spiritually mature Christian? Do you consider yourself a spiritually mature Christain? If so what steps did you take to become mature? Let’s discuss
Non-Christians often have negative feelings or opinions about “organized religion”. So let’s discuss it. What’s so bad about organized religion?
Are you a member or leader of a Christian community small group? If so, we want to hear from you. What’s working…and what’s not working in your small groups?
PS- We have been working on a new small-groups model that aims to catapult the Christian’s maturity/transformation journey, avoid the rut of just “doing another study”, strengthening the relationships within your group, and positively impacting your community too. If you are interested in helping us pilot this new small group concept, contact us…and we will provide everything you need.
Last week, Willow Creek Church and its association held its Global Leadership Summit; a worldwide leadership conference for Christians. Every year, this conference invites a cross section of our population to speak and share leadership principles to help improve our world. Past speakers have included Jim Collins (“Good to Great” book author), Daniel Pink, Seth Godin, Jack Welch, and others. Willow Creek invites leaders to share their not-exclusively-Christian message to A LOT of Christians worldwide. This year, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, was invited to come, and he accepted. I have no doubt he would have shared some pearls of wisdom from his book “Onward” that sells in Starbucks stores worldwide. However, when homosexual activists protested his presence at the conference, he caved and withdrew from the speaking engagement.
So, the question this week is: Should Howard Schultz have caved to homosexual activist censorship? Other related questions that also come to mind… Was this an appropriate response? Does the homosexual community benefit from this censorship? Does the Christian community benefit from this censorship? Does Starbucks, it’s customers, employees, and stockholders benefit from this censorship? Would you have recommended he speak or stay home?