If only the church were like a gang….

The following is one of the most significant quotes I’ve read in a long while. It comes from Francis Chan’s talk at Facebook last month. Recalling a sober moment he had while at Cornerstone Church, Chan said he baptized a kid from a gang but that kid later left though he was quite involved in [Read More…]

The Chase for Face: The Shame of Western Collectivism

Ever wonder what Western collectivism looks like and why it matters? My recent article attempts to deal with these questions. You can find it over at the Missio blog, which is hosted by The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. The article is called “The Chase for Face: The Shame of Western Collectivism.” Here [Read More…]

Leadership Lessons from the Party?

People often overlook a key feature of honor-same societies. Honor-shame cultures are inherently collectivistic in orientation. Have you ever thought about how people lead others in a collectivistic context? Over at Inside Story, you’ll find an excerpt from a recent book by Kerry Brown called The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China. What [Read More…]

The Church is a Gospel Issue

Is the church fundamentally collection of individuals OR a single entity? Another way of asking the question is this: Does the Bible have a collectivistic or a individualistic perspective of the church? Check out the video above and let me know what you think. I did not want my accent in the video so I [Read More…]