Church Views · On Being Christian · Serving/Leadership

12 men and the inner circle

A common argument in the Christian leadership industry for Jesus’ example in choosing a “leadership team” (and against women in leadership) is pointing to the fact that the twelve disciples were all men. Jesus clearly demonstrated by example that the leaders in this new faith – and in his leadership “structure” – were men, right?… Continue reading 12 men and the inner circle

Church Views · On Being Christian

Sound Bites from Sticky Conference

I had the opportunity to attend the Sticky Teams conference this week. Here are some of my favorite points from the main speakers: [In churches] “We confuse connecting people with being friendly. It’s hard to assimilate new connections into old relationships.” ~ Larry Osborne “You can have change without growth. But you can’t have growth… Continue reading Sound Bites from Sticky Conference

Culture · Her Views · On Being Christian

elections and evangelicals

USA Today recently posted an interesting column called The Truth About Evangelicals. Written by “as left wing a Democrat as they come,” the article generally critiques defining mainstream Evangelicals by their colorful extremes (i.e John Hagee). Joel Hunter, an Orlando megachurch pastor puts it this way: “The media have been too eager to feature a… Continue reading elections and evangelicals

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

Creativity · Culture · On Being Christian

off to Q

Today I’m traveling to Portland to participate in this year’s “Q” Conference. “Q is a place where innovators, church leaders, social entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders come together to explore the church’s role in positively contributing to culture,” and “collaborate around the biggest questions facing the church today.” You can read about all the topics and… Continue reading off to Q