There aren’t many places in the church where all ideas have the same opportunity to be presented. Everything is editorialized, shaped, and packaged. Every idea is filtered through a lens. We think something is wrong with that. Deep in our souls we know the solutions to the problems we face today are already out there,…… Continue reading The Open Manifesto
Quick facts Cumulatively, the American church is likely the largest private land owner in the country. Most zip codes contain at least one house of worship. In my zip code alone there are more than 30. In many communities around our nation the church occupies some of the prettiest property in town. It’s square footage…… Continue reading No more country clubs
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5 These were the words of Paul to the Colossian church. He was wrapping up his letter to them with a few tidbits of sage advice. Like bits of dessert after a Holy Spirit inspired meal. Those words have…… Continue reading Opportunities Stomach
Dearest blog reader, It’s tough for me to write these words. Yet our affair is such that I think we need to clarify our relationship. It’s been pretty muddy as of late and I feel as though you are beginning to disdain me. And my ambivalence towards your disdain may not be helping matters. I…… Continue reading Let’s Clarify our Relationship
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