Church Views · Writing


The Center For Church Communications is launching a cool new resource for churches called “OUTSPOKEN – Conversations on Church Communications.” The book, which releases this Thursday, Sept. 15 at Story in Chicago, features perspectives from more than 60 church communications pros. “Outspoken covers everything from general marketing to writing, outreach to design, leadership to websites,”… Continue reading outspoken

Church Views · Culture · On Being Christian

notes from Q 2011

Q really is pretty unique as far as conferences go. It’s about 4 things: Culture, Future, Church, and Gospel. And it studies our culture’s seven channels of influence: Church, social sector, business, education, government, arts & entertainment, and media. Q’s wide range of speakers address how we as believers can proactively and positively influence our… Continue reading notes from Q 2011

Church Views · Message Series · On Being Christian

lent series week 2 : solitude

In the 7-week Lent series at my church we’re looking at the spiritual disciplines Jesus portrayed during his 40 days in the desert. This past weekend we talked about solitude. After a slightly scaled-back worship set, Pastor Gene Appel started his message… in silence, using the placards in the pictures above. The silence was several… Continue reading lent series week 2 : solitude