Two views of the local church

There are two sides to every coin, aren’t there? I’ve had this post stuck in my head for several weeks– and I think the illustration says it all. Church leaders: Complacency sneaks in. We surround ourselves with people who go to church. We spend a lot of our time at the church. Our perspective becomes…… Continue reading Two views of the local church

The Blue Sweater

Over the past month or so I’ve been working my way through The Blue Sweater by Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz. I think this is a book worth reading for a number of reasons. Here are some high points. – Novogratz carries a general principle with her that makes a ton of sense: To change…… Continue reading The Blue Sweater

The World Doesn’t Change Itself

This weekend the family hosted my friend Andrew Marin. I suppose most people know Andy as a controversial speaker and author who is trying to help the church build bridges with the gay community. I know Andy more as a friend. We met last summer in preparing for National Youth Workers Convention where he was…… Continue reading The World Doesn’t Change Itself

How do we get to Youth Ministry 3.0?

I’ve been wrestling with the concepts of Marko’s book, Youth Ministry 3.0 for a long time. Actually, before I worked a YS I had been going through a prolonged set of discussions at Romeo saying in a thousand different ways… What I’m doing isn’t working anymore. The problem was simple. I was trained and experienced…… Continue reading How do we get to Youth Ministry 3.0?

Paris Hilton is Totally Ready to Lead

Looks like we’ve got another candidate to check out. And she claims she is hot. Is that with one “t” or two? See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die True confession. I forgot to vote in the local primaries yesterday. Oops. I guess since I don’t plan on voting here in November it…… Continue reading Paris Hilton is Totally Ready to Lead