Stop Throwing People Away

There is something going on in church culture that I can’t stand. And it’s something I think we really need to change. And it is something we can change right now, in this moment. It’s this. We have a tendency to throw people away because they do or say or write one thing we don’t like.…… Continue reading Stop Throwing People Away

Naming Conventions: Cultural and Family Considerations for Naming a Child

Naming a child is a big deal. Especially since there is a high likelihood they will be stuck with it the rest of their lives. In an ideal situation a person’s name is one of the top three or four things that they build their lifelong identity around. (Gender, faith, culture, to name a few…… Continue reading Naming Conventions: Cultural and Family Considerations for Naming a Child

Apocalypse Now – Life and Theology in Haiti

24 hours into my second trip to Haiti and I started crafting this phrase: Theology and culture always co-mingle. You just hope that theology and culture never conspire against the goals of the church. In America: Theology and culture conspire to destroy the church through our belief in the American Dream and pursuit of happiness.…… Continue reading Apocalypse Now – Life and Theology in Haiti

The Baby-god Myth, part four

In part four of this series, I’ll offer some conclusions and solutions for reversing the trend of deifying our children. To catch up on the series, check out part one, two, and three. Where do we go from here? This is the important question. Hopefully you’ve read through this series and reflected on the situation,…… Continue reading The Baby-god Myth, part four

Stick it to the Man

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

10 Ways Your Church Can Be Good News to the Neighborhood

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