I might be in the minority. Well, maybe not the minority. But it kinda feels that way. These days, there is a desire for residents of Church World to be viewed as having authenticity. Being genuine. Being real. But not TOO real. The topic at hand: Christian T-shirts. I like wearing Christian t-shirts. I don’t … Continue reading Wear It On Your Sleeve: Why I Like Holy Clothes
I saw this story referenced in a tweet by Ed Stetzer... http://twitter.com/edstetzer/status/269851263276027904 I read it immediately. I am an admirer of both of these men and their respective ministries. Their differing perspectives and approaches to ministry speak to me on different levels. Hearing about their struggles only strengthened my respect for them and what they … Continue reading Check It Out – Charles and Andy Stanley’s Story on CNN.com
This is one of those (few) times when I need to reference an article I've read in a #NoCamo post and I DIDN'T save it somewhere. A few weeks ago, I read an article on the rise of floral departments in grocery stores. As the comedian Henry Cho so aptly put it, these floral departments … Continue reading Flowers, Grocery Stores, and a Welcoming Entryway: How Guests Perceive a Church’s Freshness
The Matrix movies, as a concept, were some of the most interesting interpretations of the future that I have seen. The idea that (spoiler alert) humans could be utilized as power supplies for a machine army was innovative to say the least. When humans were "plugged in" to the system, their energy was used to … Continue reading Plugged Into the System – a Riff on Church Attendance
It may seem to some readers that this is a crusade of mine. It isn't. Just when I think I'm out... See, I'm a realist, especially concerning the prevalence of technology and it's increasing role in the reality of every man and woman on this planet. I was minding my own business, watching the podcast … Continue reading Fake Bible? Or Merely Virtual?
In this age of mobile computing and smart phones, the ability to be concise with the written word is a valuable skill. As we navigate through a sea of seemingly endless data, it is important to get to the point. I read a few months ago that communicating in a concise manner is becoming a … Continue reading Economy of Words and a Sea of Stuff – Culture and Tech
CEO. Christmas and Easter only. Folks that only show up at church twice a year. Some in Church World like to make fun of them. Mock them. I've done it. When you work at the church, it's not hard to get caught up in that. Just one problem. They showed up. Does Jesus want them … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on CEOs
I read a story on ChurchLeaders.com this morning that, sadly, didn't surprise me. It actually surprises me that it doesn't happen more often. Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Ministries in the Atlanta area, was heckled by a congregant as he was trying to wrap up his message this past Sunday. Apparently, the man was … Continue reading Andy Got Heckled
My Fall festival 2011 recap.
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