I have dealt with more convictional insecurities in the last year than I can remember dealing with in any previous part of my life. I know that in part this questioning of my beliefs and questioning of my abilities to speak and act on these beliefs have been the wounds of my involvement in a […]
My speaking slides and helpful diagrams I designed to understand the interplay of faith and works in the Christian life.
I’m not looking to pick a fight, but I will fight on this if I must. I believe the ideology, and more aptly put, theology, of needing to “work out a muscle” of a so-called “spiritual discipline” is a very destructive thing to believe or to teach people. What do I mean by this?
A week ago I attended a conference for ministry-minded folks with a desire for reaching college students. At one point I found myself sitting next to a young man of African American ancestry, who was obviously very intelligent, in his last year of school, and was considering joining staff with the collegiate ministry he was […]
This weekend I fell down a rabbit hole by accident and this Monday morning I feel like I’m climbing back out as I begin my week… and I’m disgusted by it.
I have found that with most people, and this includes myself, that when we say “goals” what we really mean is “desires”. When we say something to the effect of, “Yea it’s a goal of ours this year to [fill in the blank]…” but we have no measurable outcome that I know of which we’ve […]
The concepts of “technical debt” and “team debt” are terms that the church and para-church need to borrow and learn from – asap.
We are part of the best story there is. So how do we cast a compelling vision for our community and connect with the people – even those who don’t believe as we do – in a way that excites them, assures them we care, and connects our story to theirs in a way that shows them the depth of meaning THE story can bring to their lives!?
We are no longer a society of biblically familiar, church friendly folks, but rather, one of intelligent skeptics. We must learn to communicate carefully and intentionally as such.