From the blog: On church, leadership, mission, diversity, & culture.
For most institutions, the extent of their church planting know-how amounts to "have a service and they will come". A tactic that starts in skinny jeans and ends in a soft-launch. Which is fine, but denominations can't all be using the same strategy. I suppose they...read more
In my city, one of the "coolest" churches blundered over the weekend. A gentleman with Tourette's visited the main service in a search of a church home. He audibly tics, which is normal for him, and abnormal for most all in the white suburban evangelical church....read more
My book, Thrive, is on sale in the e-book format. The cheapest/best place is to purchase is on my website here. It's on sale for 2.99! That's over half off. If you purchase from Amazon it's a bit higher for Canadians. I tried to time this sale with a huge church...read more
Suffering a loss in a relationship either through a breakup or a death is challenging. It's normal to shy away from processing hurt directly either through avoidance or dwelling in the past. Some of these emotions are expected, but not healthy when we cling to them....read more
I've made my debut over at Sojourners with an article on decentering whiteness through new venture activity led by people of color. For posterity sake, I've included most of the first version of my article here on the blog as it takes a somewhat different approach on...read more
The worship gatherings of my church plant Cypher Church look different than a conventional service. We try to engage the community outside of a sit and consume model. In its place we've created an approach called "Incubators" which you can read more about here. It's...read more
How was your Valentine's? The moment can be bitter or sweet. It's a day of deep wounds and longings, or desires and belonging. Ultimately, it reveals our human pursuit to dwell in healthy connection/relationships. It's a paradox in a way: we need relationships to...read more
What is your calling in life? That question can stump a lot of people. Some have tricks and tips to confirm their path. Others will sit and wait for the "voice" of God before moving. Christian calling is kind of like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter. If you recall, the...read more
Has the contemporary church lost its imagination? Are we able to dream, let alone do, new things in our churches? Take for instance the typical church service. Contemporary worship is like ice cream for dessert (forgive the metaphor). There are different flavours of...read more
Christians of colour are invisible in Canada and it’s been masterfully designed this way. The dominant Canadian narrative is formed around the notion of colourblindness. Those at the top lay claim a country where racial privileges no longer exist as everyone stands on...read more
Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.
“Thrive”, is a guide to help unlock features in you, and your church, to emerge as leaders and co-creators in our cities, neighborhoods, and beyond. With the increasing number of people claiming no religious affiliation, it may be surprising to learn core values like purpose, justice, spirituality, and love remain important. The stage is set. Our culture presents a great opportunity for the church that seeks to live out the Gospel in a post-Christian world.
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