Ideas for Church, Leadership, Neighborhood, & City

Discipleship isn’t conformity

Discipleship is one of those church functions that sits just out of reach for most churches. Contemporary churches long for successful discipleship programs that are full of people and produces disciples who will in turn disciple others. But what if our approach is...

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#changethestory

This is the first part in a series on racism that can be read here: PART 1: #CHANGETHESTORY - THE PROBLEM OF RACISM IN THE CHURCH PART 2: A CONVERSATION ON RACISM #CHANGETHESTORY PART 3: YOUR RACIST CHURCH – MULTI ETHNIC & WHITE EVANGELICAL CHURCHES PART 4: RACISM AND...

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On the Decisive Derision of the Nashville Statement

I wish I didn't have to spend the time to respond to something so odious as the Nashville Statement (link at the bottom). I wish instead evangelicals spent their time embodying the character of Jesus. A character that would produce statements cherishing the brown...

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Review: Bees of Rainbow Falls by Preston Pouteaux

I'm finishing an extended series on racism, but before that launches in a couple weeks, here's something a bit lighter. My friend Preston Pouteaux recently released his first book, "The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight in Your...

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Charlottesville

I can't add to the churning plight emerging in Charlottesville. It's there where the pent up racist rage building in America is tangibly emptying itself unto the streets for the country to watch. I, like many of you, am stunned with these pictures over the past day....

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Summer Update

You haven't heard a lot from me over the past Summer months. I realized recently, (I'm slow) that I tend to take entire Summer's off away from major projects. Blogging is one of the victim's to the necessary season of rest. You can still catch me in various places...

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Canada150

I didn't post anything for the Canada 150 celebrations. Here's my old prof on 100 Huntley, discussing some of the tension with the...

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Adventures to Save a Dying Church – Manuscript Done

Although I can't confirm the title, (publishers usually have final say), I can confirm my manuscript is DONE! Writing my first book (if you don't count my adult coloring book) was a huge process. What started at 90,000 words two years ago, re-written from top to...

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