Category Archives

    Culture and Change

  • Pathways to Sanity

    5 minute read

    We think it is anger. But I believe it is more. I believe our anger is just an outward symptom of other ills that are best understood by thinking differently.

    We watch from our varied positions with anxious expectations as we move through one of the strangest and most polarizing election cycles in our history. It seems we watch with fear or frustration, all of us wanting something and all of us afraid that someone will take away the America that we want to see arise from the ashes. Continue Reading

  • Background: The Context to Right Conversations

    8 minute read

    Change the world? Yes please, but first we have to engage our culture. Engage the culture?  First we have to learn to steer clear of destructive conversations.  This is part four in a series on engaging in conversations that make an impact. Continue Reading

  • Questions: The Doorway to Right Conversations

    4 minute read

    “How are you doing?” he asked. Continue Reading

  • God Save us from Wrong Conversations

    9 minute read

    I watched a recent media firestorm on the internet, and news outlets with something of the horror of watching a car accident in slow motion. Every blogger, and believer with access to a computer almost seemed unable to remain silent. Pictures, opinions and ideas flew around like body parts in the midst of the aforementioned car wreck.  Continue Reading

  • From There to Here

    2 minute read

    The longest non-distance in the world is from there to here. We live here. Our lives and daily experiences take place…here. Houses and cars, offices and yeah, even malls. Here. This limited, sometimes suffocating place called here. Earth. Time. The material realm. Here. Continue Reading

  • Christ-ian-ish-ly-ness

    4 minute read

    In the last post I discussed the shelf life of words, and specifically examined the word “Christian” as an example of how the reality expressed by a word, and the word itself can drift away from one another over time. Continue Reading

  • Shelf Life

    6 minute read

    Oreos in hand, I pulled the milk from the refrigerator. As I began to pour, ribbons and chunks edged their way over the mouth of the gallon. Something was not right here. I looked down and sure enough the date clearly printed on the jug had already passed. The shelf life had expired and this milk was no longer good for anything that milk was normally good for.  Continue Reading

  • Do this!

    1 minute read

    “I don’t care what you talk about, but you have to do this, “ he said, as he bent down and placed his hands under his feet. “When you did that last year, suddenly everything made sense.” Continue Reading

  • How Do You Know That?

    4 minute read

    How you know something matters more than what you know. This simple set of words contains perhaps the most significant shift of all. As we talk about leading the church, the world, into the next age, I believe no one thought matters more than this one. Continue Reading

  • Revolutionary

    3 minute read

    In the cradle of our nation, our forefathers considered the problems at hand, and tried to bring about change. After trying to bring fairness and representation to the fledgling colonies of the New World, they finally came to a conclusion. Continue Reading