My 2020 Recommended Reading List

We all had extra time to read in 2020. Hot on the shelves were books on justice and racism. I have a few in that realm, and a longer reading list over on my GoodReads profile. These are books I read last year, just over half that came out in 2020. Hopefully, you will...
My 2019 Books and Things List

My 2019 Books and Things List

A bit late, only because I was having so much fun doing nothing over the Christmas break. Every year I post up the books I enjoyed the most over the past year. This year I’ll include streaming media as well. I’m not a huge TV or film person so that list is...
Re-Imagine Conference in Calgary

Re-Imagine Conference in Calgary

What does it look like to build and be a part of faith communities that are fully inclusive and thriving? Whether you’re a pastor, church leader, church planter, or parishioner; someone who is part of a traditional church or doing something unconventional, come...
Top Ten Posts of 2018

Top Ten Posts of 2018

If I had to sum up 2018 it would be a year of travel and books. My second book, Thrive, was released in the Summer after a 3 year journey. How it came together and the new relationships forged in its final creation are all stories about God’s hand at work. Ask...
Advent Reader 2018

Advent Reader 2018

I have a very small piece in a unique Advent reader put out by the New Leaf Network. This season, consider these reflections as you enter a time of reflection that leads into the darkness, through Christmas joy, and the hope found in Epiphany. The New Leaf Blog is...
Top Posts of 2017

Top Posts of 2017

Can’t believe another year has past, blah blah blah. Here are my top posts by visits from the past 365 days. Onward to 2018! 10 Questions to Ask Before Embarking on Short Term Mission Work Where’s the Depth in Christian Worship? 5 Problems & 6 ideas...
Where are the innovators and dreamers in the church?

Where are the innovators and dreamers in the church?

Mike Frost, posed a question on his blog: mikefrost.net/can-seminary-produce-visionary-leaders/. He also questions the necessity of potential relics like preaching (I asked the same question in this blog post). After he posted a thought about the post on Facebook,...

Updates, Odds, and Sodds

Not a lot of blog posting going on here, that’s partly by design, and partly because I don’t have much to write on. (The election in the US also adds significant noise to the blogosphere, a topic I don’t really want to wade into since it’s...
My Top Ten Posts of 2016

My Top Ten Posts of 2016

Here is a list of the top ten posts from this blog that were posted in 2016. WHY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CRIPPLES THE CHURCH - This is part 1 of a 2 part series on church leadership. THE 1 MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS EVERY PASTOR SHOULD USE - I do believe there’s a...