workshop: jason clark

November 3, 2006 | 4 Comments

Euro-Emerging Revolutionaries (Positive Church) I’ve been reading Jason Clark’s blog for the past few years, and had a few good interactions with him on email, so I was excited to meet him in person. I think he represents a great voice for the church, and I doubt these notes do his ideas any justice. Premise: […]

theories and gabbledy-gook

November 3, 2006 | 2 Comments

I was exchanging emails with Mike DeVries this morning and he asked me how the Revolution Conference was going so far… I find myself struggling to engage in this first session. I’ve spent plenty of time grappling with some of the ideas, and the theories, of how the church is changing with the culture. I […]

revolution conference

November 3, 2006 | 1 Comment

I’m at the Revolution Conference this weekend. I’ll probably try to share a few notes here and there, but right now, I’m sitting next to Justin Baeder who is typing feverishly, so go visit his blog. 🙂 Note: Bob Hyatt is also blogging more extensively than I am.

mars hill (gasp) podcast?!

October 25, 2006 | 13 Comments

While meandering through iTunes tonight, I disovered that Rob Bell and Mars Hill actually have an official podcast up and running. There is even a link at the bottom of their sermon download page. Who knew? Is this some kind of grand conspiracy that has been hidden from me for all this time?

hipps on revelation

October 25, 2006 | Leave a comment

Shane Hipps began teaching on the book of Revelation a few weeks ago. I’ve only listened to the first message, but it is a great introduction to what the book of Revelation is all about. He offers a view of what the book of Revelation (and other apocalyptic literature) is all about in simple, yet […]

silversun pickups

October 21, 2006 | 3 Comments

With some iTunes GiftCards in hand, I went on the hunt for some new music. I ran across Silversun Pickups and I’m hooked. I got Carnavas, and I’m giving it some time to settle in before I go get their EP as well. If you have good taste in music, give them a listen. 🙂

bird by bird

October 11, 2006 | 4 Comments

I’ve had Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, on my ‘someday reads’ list for a few years. I’d never found an excuse to bump it to the top of the list, so I was happy to see it on the syllabus for one of my classes. I appreciate that this is more than just a […]

catalyst reflections

October 11, 2006 | 3 Comments

With a few projects that had looming deadlines finally complete, I have a few moments to actually reflect on my experiences at Catalyst last week. First off, thanks to those who helped us get there. I’m so grateful to Catalyst for providing registrations for our team, as well as to JJ and Mark for sending […]

google docs

October 11, 2006 | 2 Comments

Twice a week, in our team meetings, we break open OneNote and have a shared session. We can all type on the same document and watch it update in realtime, so it is a great way to share and track our throughts. A few months ago, I searched for an online service that would do […]

catalyst 8: donald miller

October 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

The church keeps following the culture around it • It happened in the middle ages, the enlightenment and in the industrial revolution • Today, that means the spirituality is a product and we are consumers • And the new false god of culture is entertainment, so where does that mean the church is heading? • […]

catalyst 6: louie giglio

October 6, 2006 | 1 Comment

God is sending us out to announce that the kingdom of God is near • Not that we have a cool church Let’s change the conversation from “the church let me down” to “Here’s the way that God has empowered and inspired me to pick up the work of the church and carry it forward.” […]

catalyst 5: rick mckinley and donald miller

October 6, 2006 | Leave a comment

Rick and Donald shared a casual conversation that was delightful to just sit and soak in. Here are a few of their thoughts from the discussion: R: Once everybody left the doors of the church, we realized God was in the streets. R: Discipleship is meant to happen on the road, but we’ve turned it […]

catalyst 4: gary haugen

October 5, 2006 | 1 Comment

International Justice Mission Christians feel like they are traveling with Jesus, but missing the adventure -How do we respond to that as leaders? -God calls us to an adventure of struggle in the world The leader provides clarity about: -Where Jesus is heading – out into the world -The nature of the world that Jesus […]

catalyst 2: marcus buckingham

October 5, 2006 | 1 Comment

No organization has a culture -It has as many cultures as it does managers -People don’t quit a culture, they quit a boss -The manager makes the difference What does a manager do? -The job of a manager is to turn one person’s talent into performance. -A catalyst – you speed up the reaction/performance of […]

catalyst 1: andy stanley

October 5, 2006 | Leave a comment

Trying to post some notes from the messages as they happen, although I’m not sure I’ll have time to post any of my own thoughts at this point… The nature of leadership makes self-centeredness unavoidable •We must declare daily that the most high God is sovereign over the kingdoms of this world and he gives […]

lost at catalyst

October 3, 2006 | 4 Comments

I’m off early in the morning to the Catalyst Conference with Dean and Josh. I’m hoping to blog some thoughts from the conference for my future thoughts and for the benefit of those who aren’t able to be there. Not that I’m not looking forward to the conference, but at this point, I think I’m […]

still alive

September 28, 2006 | 1 Comment

Hmm….when you go two weeks without a post, people start to wonder if you are still alive. I am…but thanks for the emails. My brain has certainly been working a lot, but spare energy is going other places besides the blog right now. I hope to reacquire some momentum for the blog soon, but in […]


September 14, 2006 | 11 Comments

Seeing as how it is football season, it is important to add touches of orange here and there to support the Broncos. I got a nice touch of orange from icolors to help the ibook represent.

christ as teacher

September 13, 2006 | Leave a comment

The following is cross posted from The Great Omission study blog. Comments are closed here, but you are welcome to comment on the original post… We have lost discipleship largely because, in the evangelical tradition, we have lost Christ as Teacher. The idea of Christ as Teacher no longer means much, if anything at all, […]

pass the cheddar

September 13, 2006 | Leave a comment

Some people, I swear, want to love God in the same way as they love a cow. They love it for its milk and cheese and the profit they will derive from it. Those who love God for the sake of outward riches or for the sake of inward consolation operate on the same principle. […]