Ideas for Church, Leadership, Neighborhood, & City

Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.

It's FINALLY Here! 3 years in the making, 9 drafts, 3 re-writes, and a world of learning, my first words book is done. I remember starting this project in the Summer of 2015, as a way to process ideas I was posting on my blog. The vague ideas combined for an initial...

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Revitalizing the Church on the Margins

It can be done. Chief among churches who are suffering the loss of Christendom are mainline denominations who have the added burden of maintaining capital assets. Imagine a world where the church is struggling because it has too many buildings to pay for.... It's a...

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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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