Shifting from Sunday Morning Stadium Seating to …

Thanks, David Fitch! This is such a great missional shift kind of question … Post by TransFORM Network. What do you think? [Read more...]

Context Is God(‘s)

My friend Kyle Chowning has a humorous blog post today about the importance of context in communication. It immediately reminded me of a quote by marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk from a few years ago: “If content is king, then context is God.” [Read more...]

Get Out The Front Door!

The Urbana (traditional) missions conference starts tomorrow in St. Louis, but several months ago, Dave Zimmerman, editor at InterVarsity Press, wrote an excellent article reflecting on calling and the interesting turn of a phrase from an Urbana promo video. [Read more...]

We Are All Pirates Now

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day today, and I’m excited to recommend the best possible book for this auspicious occasion — Kester Brewin’s latest Mutiny!: Why We Love Pirates and How They Can Save Us. I confess I’m only about a third of the way through, which means I’ve already traversed the first two dense [Read More...]

I Can Haz Missional?

OK this is just funny — from @Synodocat on Twitter: here iz a church i tranzformd. Almost as good as Missional Ryan Gosling. [Read more...]

Rick Warren and Ed Stetzer Talk Missional Theories on Twitter

Posted without further comment. Except this … [Read more...]

A Kickstarter Project Alan Hirsch and I Can Both Get Behind [VIDEO]

It’s called Theophony: The Mighty Interactive Theremin, and it’s being organized by Phil Wyman and his merry band of mischief-makers who will be returning to Burning Man again this year to build this new art installation. If you were at Wild Goose Festival, you’ll recognize Phil as the guy who led the processional to the [Read More...]

Missional, Like A Boson! or Physicsleship: What Can We Learn From the Higgs Discovery?

The big news last week was the 99.999999% certainty that scientists have located the so-called “God particle,” a.k.a. the Higgs boson (which is apparently more like a field than a particle but whatever). People in all sectors of society are now beginning to try and make sense of the implications of this major scientific discovery, [Read More...]

What Does a Missional Toilet Paper Business Look Like? Who Gives A Crap [VIDEO]

That’s actually the name of the company: Who Gives A Crap. And they’re planning to give 50% of their profits to WaterAid for sanitation projects around the world. But priority number one is to raise $50,000 to order their first bulk shipment of the white stuff. They’re already halfway to their goal. Good thing too, [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Sentralized Sessions Announced, Higher Ed Linked, Patriotic Pacifism

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The Sentralized conference announced its main sessions and workshops, with at least one notable controversial topic on the agenda. Missional in Higher Education is one of the most important and valuable posts I’ve written so far on this blog. I think it’ll be [Read More...]


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