Ideas for Church, Leadership, Neighborhood, & City

Over at the Inception of Wonder Podcast

Got to hand out with a local missions leader in my city of Calgary. We talked on his podcast on a number of subjects. It's worth the listen. Jump to the 13 min mark to hear about my church plant Cypher Church, and how we work in a post-Christian context. Have a listen...

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The Lust for Celebrity Success

In my upcoming book, Thrive, I discuss a phenomenon that detracts from the success of the contemporary church. It has to do with learning and chasing the story and results of celebrity pastors. I'm not talking only the ones with fame and fortune, I'm talking about the...

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Defining Missional – Mission for the Church

This is a post I wrote 3 years ago that I've since revamped and reposted. Is a suitable definition for the word "missional"? Contemporary churches like to jump on fads to find the next thing that will help usher in incremental changes that retain the most comforts at...

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Only the White Church is Declining

Just finished my book that's now in the hands of the editor. I'm aiming squarely at the lost heritage of the church, and how we cope. So far, not well. Yet I believe post-Christendom is a great opportunity for the church, but only if we make the right changes to...

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How to Respond to #churchtoo #metoo

This tweet of mine has garnered the most attention out of nearly 9000 tweets. Sexual abuse is not covered by pastoral confidentiality. // The night my church plant launched someone came in mid-service & confessed to sex crimes. I never once thought he had...

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Book Update: Adventures to Save the Dying Church

I finished the manuscript of my second book last Summer, and started the process of finding specific publishers. This book will sit at around 200+ pages and deals with innovating the church to thrive in a post-Christian world. There are not very many books that talk...

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