Celebrating the Collective We

Saturday was one of those rare experiences where you witness a vision reality. Something that existed purely by way of imagination, aspiration, and hopeful preparation took physical shape resulting in a day I’ll always remember. It started to get real when I picked up the t-shirts. Brian Aaby had connected me with a local screen…… Continue reading Celebrating the Collective We

Fall in love with your content

Every day I read all sorts of blogs. I follow hundreds of blogs with Google Reader and I’m constantly following links on Twitter and Facebook to various people’s blogs. And I’ve gotten used to the mediocrity of most stuff out there. There are very few people writing about what they love. But there are a…… Continue reading Fall in love with your content

Final thoughts on canceling church

My post last Sunday about megachurches (and their copycat little brothers) canceling services the day after Christmas generated a massive response. Apparently, there were a lot of people who also felt it was a smidge ridiculous that in America we found an excuse to take a Sunday off while those in other parts of the…… Continue reading Final thoughts on canceling church

Towards Simplicity

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d, To bow and to bend we shan’t be…… Continue reading Towards Simplicity

Abram’s Call: An advent monologue

[Lights up] [The main character, Abram, walking his dog through his middle class neighborhood.] [His phone rings, the ringtone is Usher’s OMG] [Abram bounces his head to the song as he pulls the phone out of his pocket.] [Abram’s glances at the caller ID and stops cold. He raises his eyebrow for a brief second,…… Continue reading Abram’s Call: An advent monologue

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…… Continue reading Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

Giving and Receiving at Church

Confession: There are times when I am frustrated with my church. To the point of not wanting to go. To the point of wanting to give up on organized church. To the point where I think the action of attending church may actually be hindering my ability to live out the Gospel in my life.…… Continue reading Giving and Receiving at Church

Best of 2004

Note: I’m on vacation this week. My family has a rule for daddy– It’s not a vacation if daddy brings a computer. Each day this week I’m highlighting my favorite post from the adammclane.com archives. These are oldies but goodies. Yes, I am Wasting My Life August 31st 2004 Again this month we are short…… Continue reading Best of 2004