Comfort Zone Shrinkage

The idea behind this post comes from Dan Pence.  Dan leads adult discipleship at our church, he’s a 40+ year veteran of church leadership and he happens to be my father-in-law.  I’m a fan. Dan shared this concept at our most recent staff meeting and I...

Jesus Shows Up Where He Wants, When He Wants

As one of the whitest people I know (I’m so white, I’m translucent, I’ve not successfully tanned since 1979) allow me to add my deepest gratitude to the rich heritage and power of the African American gospel tradition. Every tribe and tongue and...

We have a problem with the Bible

Thanks, Brian Zahnd, for this excellent reminder.  Full post is here. “I’m a citizen of a superpower. I was born among the conquerors. I live in the empire. But I want to read the Bible and think it’s talking to me. This is a problem. One of the most remarkable...

Teaching That Makes a Difference

Note: this is a repost from Scot McKnight’s excellent Jesus Creed post here.  And the original source is here. I dedicate it to all my teacher friends including my all time favorite teacher, my wife Lisa.   Finally, there is surely much for a church leader to...