Show Notes & Blogs

GLS Session 3: Marcus Lemonis

 I had not heard of Marcus Lemons before and I really appreciated his first 10 minutes where he shared openly about his own vulnerability and modeled the power of self awareness. His point was the importance of vulnerability and self awareness in business. Having made...

GLS Session 2: Sheryl Sandberg

I didn't know much about Sheryl Sandberg before her talk today other than that she is an executive leader in Facebook. Bill Hybels interviewed her in what was essentially two unique topics: gender equality and grief. I found her talk to be deeply profound and...

GLS Session 1: Bill Hybels

I don't know Bill Hybels, we've never met, but if he were Kevin Bacon, I'd be 1 degree removed from him. Many people I know and have worked for know Bill very well. I can't speak to knowing him, but I can speak to respecting him. Here is why I respect Bill Hybels: In...

Bibliotheca vs The Message

  Bibliotheca: a 5 volume Bible designed flawlessly so the reader simply reads the text of the Bible. Everything about it is beautiful, from the color scheme to the binding, the font and the weight and tone of the paper. The editors removed all chapters and verses,...

Secular Church?

The Denver Post recently published a fascinating article on a new "Secular Hub" - a gathering of atheist, agnostic and humanists who crave community, but not God. “There was a small group of us looking for the type of community that a church provides,” Sannwald said....

3 Legs to the Faith Stool

I've always admired Tim Keller's ability to succinctly communicate depth. Here he is sharing the 3 requirements for assurance that what Christians believe is true   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzrfKLdBqB0&w=560&h=315]

Litmus Test for Any Church

The Litmus Test: Can I bring my unchurched friends to this church? Will I have to prepare them before hand or can they just show up? Will I have to translate for them so they can participate without feeling like an outsider? Will I have to apologize to them afterward?...

Public Shame and Solidarity

'I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it. It was easy to forget that That Woman was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.' -  Monica Lewinski 1997. I was sitting in the hospital cafeteria eating a chuckwagon steak when the ER beeper lit...

Advent Art: ProtoEuangelium

"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Quality art is better enjoyed than explained. I hope you enjoy this fine craft. Artist is unknown, but I found the piece...

Annotated Guide to Deeper Bible Study

Our church is in a series that focused on Bible Study this week. Our message focused on two dynamics: The contrast between God determination and self determination. We live in a culture that values self determination, but David reminds us in Psalm 19 that God...

Happy Thanksgiving

Everybody has a favorite Christmas movie. In that same vein, I have a favorite Thanksgiving television episode. The West Wing season two episode "Shibboleth." It has several great plots running through it, one involving Chinese refugees seeking religious asylum and...