One place the Good News needs to prevail is helping to reshape our neighborhoods. We, as a culture, obey the rule of affinity in our lives. Who we gather with, who we have as friends, where we go to worship… our entire place in this world is governed by affinity. We do stuff we like.…… Continue reading The Proximity Gospel
“Like a Good Neighbor. State Farm is There.” That’s a familiar slogan, isn’t it? If you live in the United States chances are good that I just put that jingle in your head. But have you ever stopped to think about the meaning of this song? What is State Farm saying? It’s an insurance company…… Continue reading Like a Good Neighbor…
What if everyone on my block knew who I was? What if other people on my block knew each other because I introduced them? What if I knew what the needs of my neighbors were and were in a position to activate others to help? And what if I had an eye to initiate or…… Continue reading A House of Good News
Like you, I’m shocked at the popularity of Haterade. a figurative drink representing a modality of thought. those who consume it are themselves consumed by the negativity which with they speak. ~ Urban Dictionary Word of the Day, July 26th 2005 It feels like Haterade is on sale all over Facebook and Twitter these days. People…… Continue reading Turn up the love
I don’t know who Dan Cook is, but it looks like he could use a little good news in the neighborhood.
http://youtu.be/nevOsRGqL2c Yesterday Walt Mueller posted this video on his blog, it’s a lot to chew on. I hadn’t seen it but I’m glad I have. As youth workers, it’s both heart-breaking and knowledge we share that too many teenagers feel this way. My reflections It looked like a mature town… so lots and lots of…… Continue reading Is anybody out there?
One reason youth ministry is flatlining is crappy theology. Kara Powell, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, was recently interviewed by Relevant Magazine about the present reality that youth ministry presents a faith students easily walk away from in college. She was asked, “Do you think there are any misunderstandings or misconceptions that contribute to young adults leaving the…… Continue reading Teenagers are Desperate for Good News
Have you ever wondered how you could grow your church? What if I could tell you a way to grow your church and your churches impact in the community? Here’s how. It’s mostly free. And it’s totally doable. Guaranteed to not backfire. Be Good News to your neighbors. Not start a Good News program. Not…… Continue reading Hard wired for Good News
A bottleneck is a phenomenon where the performance or capacity of an entire system is limited by a single or limited number of components or resources. The term bottleneck is taken from the ‘assets are water’ metaphor. As water is poured out of a bottle, the rate of outflow is limited by the width of the conduit…… Continue reading Bottlenecks
As I sit here this morning, looking out of my window onto my street, I have a single thought: Today is powerful. One single day could change everything. No, there’s nothing significant about this Thursday. I mean that every day is powerful. And you have one shot to get today right. Each day I have…… Continue reading The Power of Today