Roxburgh & Franke Session Three

They are looking at the idea of Gospel & trying to figure out if it is something external to culture that exists in the mind of God which we then have to figure out how to translate into a given culture. OR is gospel something that we actually encounter and discover as culture. We had [Read More...]

Roxburgh & Franke Session Two

SESSION TWO: Dr. Franke’s Introduction… He told the story that he heard on NPR of Phillip Jenkin’s and his trip to Africa. While he was sitting in this church meeting word spread that a prominent American church leader was there and word got up to the pastor and so he invited Jenkins to come forward, [Read More...]

Roxburgh & Franke Session One

Roxburgh & Franke I’m attending a class about the “Nature and Mission of the Church,” that’s being held at Jacob’s Well in KC. I’m just going to throw some of the thoughts I’m encountering and maybe play with them a little bit. I’ll try to do a little bit each day. SESSION ONE:Dr. Franke: If [Read More...]

Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speakby Parker Palmer This book Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer was recommened to me by my friend Shayne. It has been surprizingly impactful for me over the past few days as I’ve read through it. Here are my notes. If you are looking for a quick summer read and want [Read More...]

the ark

The Ark Once there was a father and mother who had a little son. He was a good boy and was their only child and they loved him very much. They played with the little boy for hours and he was the light of their life. The little boy was a naturally friendly child. From [Read More...]

See the People

Boulevard des Capucines, 1873 by Monet. This has always been one of my very favorite paintings. I love Monet anyway, what’s not to like…but I love that this picture drew such criticism at the time. I love that it was part of the first exhibit of impressionist art and that it is so beautiful to [Read More...]

visio divina

Our church staff did an exercise called visio divina yesterday. I borrowed and adapted this idea from my friend Dan Wilburn who has been experimenting with it lately. We all know of lectio divina or “divine reading” of the scripture. The visio is about a divine viewing. It’s based around the idea that this is [Read More...]

War on War

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Intuitive Leadership Session 4

SESSION FOUR: Before it was called Europe, this land was known as Christendom. In the post Christendom era of the church we don’t “have” a mission, we “are” a mission…the gospel is not something which is proclaimed so much as it is something that is embodied. Thus we must own the idea that theology is [Read More...]

Intuitive Leadership – Session Three

SESSION THREE How to find yourself if you are lost is sort of like GPS – it works by triangulation. He has three points on the triangle which have big circles around them which form rings. – Context and Culture- Gospel and Theology- Structures and Church Context and Culture:Who are we? What is our language, [Read More...]

Intuitive Leadership Conference

I’m attending a conference at Jacob’s Well church here in town lead by Tim Keel. I’ve been taking a few notes and just wanted to post them here in case anyone is interested! Pretty thought provoking stuff so far. I’ve only been able to transcribe the first 2 of the 4 sessions so far. I’ll [Read More...]

Sign the Petition for World Hunger

If you have an extra moment, please go read about the world hunger crisis and if you feel so inclined, sign this petition for the G8 conference coming this summer. They really need to act now on behalf of the world’s poorest people. Then, if you’ve never seen the movie The Girl in the Cafe [Read More...]