The question I’ve been wrestling with this past week is a simple one: how can a white, suburban church plant a multi-cultural church in inner-city Des Moines? In many ways, I think it is safe to say that we don’t know what we don’t know. In many ways, this will require a completely different paradigm.
When we are presented with a problem, an opportunity, or a challenge, our instinct is to do something. Even Nike has adopted as its company slogan, “just do it.” Words like “action” and “proactive” fill our modern-day books and teaching on leadership and management. The fact is, few of us would attribute concepts like waiting […]
Popular Christian author, speaker, and celebrity, Jen Hatmaker, sparked a firestorm within Christian media when she recently affirmed her support of same-sex unions and stated she believes gay couples in a monogamous relationship can be blessed by God and seen as holy. Christian apologists were quick to call her out and plead with her to reconsider her […]
“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.” ― Michel de Montaigne Pastors and leaders who lose their curiosity about life and the pursuit of knowledge will quickly lose connection and relevance with their […]
Understanding God’s calling on your life is a difficult thing. I’ve heard the story told several times during my career of men who believed they were following God’s calling only to realize years later that they had been wrong. Preaching is one of those double-edged swords that can either confirm for a man God’s calling […]