No seriously. Books are great. Reading is fundamental. I’m all about practical resources and history and stories that carry you away to far away lands. But lets not get to the point where we stop thinking creatively about resourcing ourselves. Or acting in a way worthy of a historian writing about us. Or living a…… Continue reading Stop reading books!
Note: I’m on vacation this week. My family has a rule for daddy– It’s not a vacation if daddy brings a computer. Each day this week I’m highlighting my favorite post from the adammclane.com archives. These are oldies but goodies. Yes, I am Wasting My Life August 31st 2004 Again this month we are short…… Continue reading Best of 2004
The byline of this site is: Crazy enough to change the world. On Twitter I alter this slightly, my bio line says, “The sane need not apply for the position of world changer.” Both of those boil down to a basic question in my life. How do I maximize whatever leverage I can acquire to…… Continue reading Affluence, Influence, and Activism
Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a link to a blog post by John Ortberg, a very successful author and pastor in the Bay Area of California. The blog post is titled, “Stop Trying to Change the World” and is aimed at people like me and you. Ultimately, we’re not the ones in the…… Continue reading Church Leaders Love Status Quo
I want to see church culture change. I know that if we’d just apply what we believe the church would be the most attractive option on the planet. And I also know that in order to change the leadership culture within a church you have to do three things. You have to play along to…… Continue reading Stick it to the Man
I have a fervent belief that if we want to reach a post-Christian society, we have to be Good News before someone will listen to Good News. Here are 10 ways you can begin transforming your church into a place where Good News flows from: If you have a building, offer a public bathroom and…… Continue reading 10 Ways Your Church Can Be Good News to the Neighborhood
Perhaps the reason your church isn’t growing is because you are boring? Your church is boring. Your faith is boring. The Jesus you’re presenting is boring. People’s faith isn’t challenged by your ability to keep them busy. It is transformed when they are sent out to do God’s work in their daily life. The last…… Continue reading Boring Old Church
Yesterday, I received this comment on the post The Goal of the Staffless Church. I think that the comment is representative of a lot of people’s opinions, and I wanted to report the comment as well my response for the purpose of discussion. Pete’s comment: I get what you’re saying and where you’re coming from,…… Continue reading Why would giving more offerings to the poor change the community?
When I meet someone who is stuck in life I often discern that they are really stuck because they are afraid to fail. Some ways that exhibits: They hate their current lot in life (job, relationship status, living situation) but are afraid that if they make a move that may regret it and long for…… Continue reading Putting Failure in Perspective
I love to track changes in technology. I can’t help looking my sons Nintendo DS, his prize possession, and remember what it was like when I received by Nintento Gameboy back in the day. If you are anything like me you are also infatuated with tracking these changes. It doesn’t matter what you are into–…… Continue reading Change as Technology