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September 30, 2015
Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church is Rootedness
I’m happy to be participating in an ad hoc blog tour for a new book...
September 28, 2015
My iPhone Has Magic Powers: Monday Morning Confessional
I confess that a few weeks ago I was leaving work at the end of the...
September 25, 2015
A Priest Walks Into a Bar: Why the Pope’s Visit was Good for Congress & Your Friday Funny All Wrapped Up in One
Why are there so many jokes about a priest walking into a bar? Why was...
September 22, 2015
4 Mistakes Leaders Make While Trying to Avoid Vulnerability
"The hardest lesson I’ve had to learn as a leader is this: If I am...
September 19, 2015
Rich Mullins Died On This Day in 1997: Remembering His Thoughts About the World
When I listen to Rich Mullins' music (and I still listen), he makes me want...
September 18, 2015
What Did the Native American Elder Say to the Moon? A Little Friday Funny
This comes from the Indian Country Today Media Network, where they are also fans of the...
September 17, 2015
The MegaChurch is Like An Athlete On Steroids
If the church is the body of Christ, then the megachurch is like an athlete...
September 16, 2015
The American Justice System Isn’t Broken – It’s Doing Exactly What It’s Designed to Do
"I think our criminal justice system is working as intended. It is only broken to...
September 12, 2015
Who Would You Be If You Lost It All?
Who would you be if you lost it all? I save great questions in the back...
September 11, 2015
What We Lost on 9/11 Was Our Sense of Security, & It Never Came Back. What Took Its Place was Fear.
When we awoke on that morning we all knew we were basically safe & sound. When we...
September 10, 2015
Kim Davis’ Hypocrisy Began the Moment She Became an Agent of the State
I've honestly been trying not to weigh in on the Kim Davis situation, because the...
September 07, 2015
Top 10 Worst Companies in CEO-to-Worker Salary Ratio: You Probably Use Them All
Organized labor has seen better days. Plagued by political corruption, changing economic realities, and poor leadership,...
September 02, 2015
Kanye’s VMA Speech Is Getting Lots of Love – Not From Me
I keep seeing media sites taking Kanye's VMA speech seriously. The worst offender is Slate, and...
August 31, 2015
Concussions and Football: Monday Morning Confessional
I confess that football season is here, so it's time for my yearly confession that...
August 28, 2015
The End of Revenge: Nonviolence & the American Fascination With Getting Even
When Vester Lee Flanagan left behind his attempts to explain the unexplainable—the reason he shot two...
August 26, 2015
J.R. Woodward Engages With Shrink at the V3 Blog Today
I am excited to see that J.R. Woodward at V3 Church Planting Movement is engaging with Shrink on...
August 24, 2015
Do You Feel the Love? I Feel the Love: Monday Morning Confessional
I confess that once I get The Mowgli's song San Francisco stuck in my head, it...
August 21, 2015
How Limits Lead to Freedom, a Practical Exercise: The Purge
Yesterday I wrote a post about what makes for human freedom. Most of us uncritically...
August 20, 2015
What is the Path to Human Freedom? (It’s Not What You Think It Is)
Freedom is a big deal in our culture—the founding virtue of American society—despite the fact...
August 18, 2015
What Ever Happened to the News?: How the Internet Transformed Ephemera into Journalism
I'm finding it harder and harder to read the news these days. Mostly I cycle...
August 07, 2015
Road Trip Hacks: Family Vacation 03
If you are like me, and childhood memories of being bored stiff while your parents observed the...
August 04, 2015
Watching The Goonies With My Kids: Family Vacation 02
We watched The Goonies as a family last night. 30 years after it first came...
August 02, 2015
Top 10 Favorite Candy Bars of All Time: Family Vacation 01
So we are on family vacation right now, and I typically suspend all pretense of eating...
July 22, 2015
Why the Church Is In Decline…
I love the church. I believe in the church. I believe in the church maybe...
July 02, 2015
When I Talk About Race I Feel Like a Phony: The Problem of Being White & Talking About Racism
Many black leaders have been bitterly disappointed that President Obama has not shown more leadership...
July 01, 2015
2015 Missio Alliance North American Gathering
Missio Alliance just posted the audio files from their North American gathering held in Alexandria,...
June 09, 2015
Wise Words from an Ex-Cop: The Police Guardian v. The Police Warrior
"Officers... must realize that the public—even a group of non-compliant teenagers—are not an enemy to be...
June 05, 2015
10 Great Words You Should Know & Use
One doesn’t have a good vocabulary; one maintains a good vocabulary. Evelyn Waugh was right...
June 03, 2015
Anne Lamott on Perfectionism
"Perfectionism is another way we avoid vulnerability, and it also happens to be my favorite...
May 28, 2015
How does the word Christian modify the word Leader?
Nearly every pastor or ministry leader I've ever met operates under the same underlying assumption that...
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