Did you catch the Do Something Awards on VH1 last night? Wow. Wow! WOWowow! It was an explosion of fun, music, and celebration of teenagers who… are doing stuff in their communities. I’m relatively new to discovering DoSomething.org but the idea behind their organization is pretty simple. They help teenagers do stuff in their community. Here’s how…… Continue reading Lead by Enabling
The book of James will punch you in the face. Repeatedly. This passage from James 1 came up at our retreat last week and was freshly illuminated to me. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it…… Continue reading Overstanding God’s Word
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!
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