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“Missional to mega: ideas for church, community, & culture.”

December Hiatus

You'll be seeing a lot less from me this month on the blog. I'm trying to market my colouring book, Soul Coats. I'm also trying to complete my manuscript from a book I started last year. Blogging takes a lot of time and I like to have some level of frequency, so...

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Some news, updates, and what to do about Trump

In 5 days the most popular post EVER on this blog, and that goes for any post I've had up for 8+ years, was this one from last week on the recent American election, evangelicals, and Donald Trump. Apart from the occasional odd comment (mostly from 65+ white women, go...

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Church is a Spectator Sport

I love the blues. Sometimes I try to insert old spirituals in worship services too. The line in the video above aptly describes churches today (2:20), ...the preacher was preaching, and the congregation....were congregating.... And so it's been for 500 years, the...

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Before the Idea Leaves

The world seems to have two kinds of people: the ones who see an idea and say, "that was mine!", and the ones make ideas 'mine!'. Giving life to ideas is hard, it's work, and when it comes to creativity and creative pursuits, you have to keep throwing mud against the...

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Why Missional Must Not Fail – Mike Frost

From Mike Frost's blog. The missional conversation isn’t a fireside chat about new forms of worship or a more attractive model of “doing church.” It’s a revolutionary manifesto about God’s people finally coming to see themselves as a sent people – not merely sent to...

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Is Your Church Replaceable?

Chances are there's nothing physical about your church that can't be replaced by another church around you. When churches look the same (centred around a Sunday service and a few programs for their primary demographic) finding a new one that does things just a little...

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5 Ways Commuter Churches are Killing Christianity

Anecdotal evidence suggests lengthy commutes may be killing you physically. Can we say the same thing about commuter churches and their impact on dwindling church attendance? I remember a conversation with a lead pastor of a megachurch. We were talking about...

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The Sting of Love: Rejection and Faith

Thursdays are for blog posts on the theme of faith in our world. _____________________________________ I want a life that's perfect from the get go and forevermore. Possible right?! Wishful thinking. Life includes the headaches, trials, and pains. Dealing with these...

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BUSY

"How are you doing?" After an audible gasp of feigned disbelief the reply, "Busy.......wow....just BUSY." Really? Cause you watch 2 hours of Netflix a night, how are you be so BUSY?! Are you someone who seems to be busy all the time, but when you think about it,...

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Netflixers

Do you watch Netflix every day? Then you're a Netflixer. Don't be a Netflixer. I'm just now starting to watch the critically acclaimed TV show, "Breaking Bad". I've never seen GOT or The Walking Dead, etc. I guess I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do enjoy other things...

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