Why I’m Going Back to Church

I found a church. It is a place that makes sense for my family–a place at which I can be involved and give back. It is a church that is focused on community engagement and not just the Sunday gathering, and yet, the Sunday gatherings are beautiful and holy and needed. It’s not that we […]

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Go Barefoot

I wish Barefoot Churchwas written before I planted my first church.  It would have saved me a lot of pain and mistakes.  This is a book filled with practical action-steps that will help the church embrace the beauty of Sunday and prepare for living out the mission, to love God and love our neighbor; locally […]

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Monday Morning Thoughts

It’s Monday, which means a new week has started. Personally, I’m really excited. For the first time in months I have no meetings planned, no travel scheduled and no events to attend for the next few weeks. I get to take some time to process 2010 and plan 2011. I hope to create an 18 […]

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Philly, Here I Come

In less than an hour, I will head to the airport, and fly to Philly via Chicago Midway (please, no snow). I can’t wait to hang with Todd Hiestand, speak at The Well and connect with others such as Laurence, and Tom. Hopefully, I’ll get to spend some time with students who are on a […]

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Missional Ethos

Just a random thought. But, I do think it’s important, especially for those trying to grasp what it means to be a missional church. Yesterday, after service at Soma, a group of us were eating at Torchy’s Tacos, one of their members said this: Sunday, is basically an after-thought to us, it’s the rest of […]

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