leading and creating

February 26, 2009

missional leadership is a creative art. It calls for leaders to create from within themselves, allowing the Spirit of God to make room in their lives to facilitate the writing of a new story. The leader is not the author of this new story. This is God’s story that is realized as the people of […]

a novel review

December 30, 2008

At the beginning of 2008, I made one resolution. I was going to read more stories. I always wanted to have at least one work of fiction or a biography/memoir going. Pat me on the back, because I was successful. With every visit to an online or virtual bookstore, I am overwhelmed with all that […]

community values

June 6, 2008

Below is my first go at writing some values that will help shape a new church community in Austin. I think they still need some molding, but I’m excited about the potential of these, and have a number of ideas about how we can shape the life of the community around them: Story At the […]

a twitter novel

January 25, 2008

Leo Laporte and a few others are writing a collaborative story via twitter called 140Novel. They are taking turns adding to the story within the 140 character limit that Twitter imposes on them. Who knows if it will be a good story? I am more interested in watching how creativity can be stirred within a […]

subversive seuss

December 23, 2007

I’m quite certain that Dr. Seuss is near the top of my personal heroes list. Every tale of rhythm and words has something meaningful to say. With Christmas looming, the girls and I snuggled in bed and read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tonight. May the few lines of his rhyme below be as valuable […]