Tag: reflection

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Living la vida simple

    I think Ricky Martin had it wrong. While living la vida loca (the crazy life) looks attractive to the bored, I prefer to set my sights on living la vida simple. (the simple life) As crazy as things seem, feel, or appear– I do live a pretty simple life. A life that is satisfying in its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Make new friends, but keep the old

    One of the joys of this trip is getting to know new people. I suppose it is odd to some that this team is assembled of people somehow related to me. Obviously, some are old friends while others are brand new to me. Though that may seem odd, it’s how my life works. As Kristen […]

  • 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 […]