I am realizing that I have had a false dichotomy in my mind for awhile: I thought the academy and the church were seperated by a distinct line, or maybe a kind of fuzzy line. I have been drawn towards both worlds my whole life. I love to "get to … [Continue reading] about Dissolving the line between “academic” and “pastoral”
Last night at our Sunday evening service, our senior pastor/ministry coach said this:"I am realizing that most of what I was taught in seminary were simply ways to manipulate and control others. It had very little to do with servanthood. I was … [Continue reading] about Leadership Training?
During the course of a meeting I had last Sunday, we were talking about making some changes in how we structure our youth ministry. We are trying to find ways to incorporate more youth into leadership and ownership of the ministry. Someone brought up … [Continue reading] about “Getting Fed” vs. Learning as you Lead
This past weekend we had a conference focused on overcoming the habits that keep us enslaved to sin and darkness, the stuff that keeps us in our own orbit, revolving around ourselves in tighter and tighter circles until we consume ourselves. There … [Continue reading] about Intimacy and Involvement
Just a few links to some stuff I've been reading lately. First we have Steve Taylor talking about why the missional church leaves him cold. It has to do with how many "oughts" there are in it. I always give his words quite a bit of weight, … [Continue reading] about A few links