Tag: idea

  • Children’s Book Idea: The Martyrs of Jesus

    I’m an idea guy. And one thing I’ve learned over the years is that every one of my ideas has value. That doesn’t mean every idea is a good idea. It just means that every idea is worth writing down and coming back to later. Several months ago I had this thought, “Wouldn’t it be […]

  • Getting away from pendulum thinking

    Our culture is dominated by pendulum thinking. We have a tendency to think in extremes. There’s something in our cultural make-up which makes it difficult to think about minor corrections as we default to massive swings. It’s “either or” thinking… and it drives me mad. It’s been going on for a while. In fact, it […]

  • Set the 2010 Agenda

    In 6 weeks it will be 2010. And as many pastors climb into the pulpit on January 3rd, 2010 they will give the annual State of the church message, as well as a road map of the 2010 church agenda. Lots of churches do this. The first weekend in January is perfect for it as […]

  • Back to the Garage

    Last night I was listening to the latest episode of This American Life about origin stories of new industries and companies. Many well known companies have a myth that they started in a garage. Even if it really isn’t true, people want to believe that their company was created by someone with a crazy idea […]