Tag: neighborhood

  • A House of Good News

    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 […]

  • Good News needed!

    I don’t know who Dan Cook is, but it looks like he could use a little good news in the neighborhood.

  • How much is “enough?”

    I go to church on Friday night, volunteer in the high school ministry on Sunday morning, and help lead a high school small group on Wednesday night. That is enough. When I hear an announcement for something else I could do, or somewhere else they need help, or even something else I would really enjoy […]

  • 5 Ways to Be Good News in Your Neighborhood on Halloween

    5 Ways to Be Good News in Your Neighborhood on Halloween

    Christians have a weird history with celebrating Halloween. Not growing up in the church I was appalled when I heard church people refer to it as “Devil’s night” and say things like, “Of course we don’t celebrate Halloween.” It’s as if we’re talking about two different holidays. There’s the one that actually happens and the […]

  • Coyote Fear

    Yesterday, I opened my front door to this letter. Everyone in my neighborhood did. Take a second to read it. There are so many things wrong in this letter. At its core it teaches us a lot about the power of fear in our lives. The letter is completely anonymous. It’s a letter about fear […]

  • Created to be Good News in the Neighborhood

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach at Encounter, the high school ministry of Journey Community Church. Here’s the main idea of my talk: With the canvas of our life God gives us the ability to create a masterpiece with our lives through our good works. Ephesians 2:10 describes believers a God’s masterpiece. [Pause, think […]

  • Why you should watch SDSU vs. BYU on February 26th


  • Being Good News

    Today’s video post is a synopsis of about 10 conversations I’ve had in the last 60 days. All of them get to the question, “Adam, something has changed inside of you. I like it sometimes and I don’t like it sometimes, what is it?” One thing I’ve learned to get comfortable with in the last […]

  • The God of My Neighborhood

    We want to change the world! We want our church to reach this whole community! God is the God of this city! [The crowd raises to its feet and cheers as the band begins to play…] These are guaranteed anthems to bring a church to its feet. But I’m left wondering if our ecclesiology is […]

  • Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

    It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” If we are honest with ourselves– churches are nearly as divided today as they were 40 years ago. We call it culture and we call it personal preference. But the […]