Goodbye Church-Planter’s Ass!

Or at least, that’s what I was hoping this morning… Today was my first day in our new office space. Over the last few months we have been developing a relationship with a couple who are pastoring a small nazarene congregation near us…A small congregation in a big, big building. Here’s a brief rundown of[…]

it’s kingdom, not competition

I just got a call from a commercial leasing guy I had spoken to earlier today. There’s some really cool looking space near us, that priced right, would solve a lot of issues for us. When we spoke earlier, and I told him we were a church, he said, “Ooh… I’ll need to check with[…]

limits to organic church…

Are there limits to the “organic church” impulse? We’ve made a value out of “creative inaction”… that is, seeing an issue, allowing the tension to rise (while pointing out/dialoguing about the issue), not solving the issue for people, seeing the community create its own solutions. I guess I’m wondering this morning what the limits are[…]


questions for you… please answer- to yourself, but in the comments if you feel comfortable 1. What is my Job? For whom do I work? For whom do I really work?2. What does my work mean?3. Lately, how well has my work been done?4. What do I expect to get out of my work? What[…]


wow… this is a deep, and very cool, use of a blog. check it: PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. postsecret


feeling a bit overwhelmed. We had a long elders meeting last night (our elder meetings really rock, by the way. Congenial, collegial… always good). Anyway, It’s times like that when we take a more systematic look at what’s happening in our community that I begin to see the enormity of what’s in front of us.[…]

more on the organic pastoral role in a bit…

but for now- the latest referrers to this blog TODAY (drastically different and a little more scary than yesterdays top 25) 26/05/2005 15:23:44“starla rocks” (Google)26/05/2005 14:00:04jeez oh Pete’s (Google)26/05/2005 13:56:34evergreenlife oregon (Google)26/05/2005 13:27:33Starla rocks (Yahoo)26/05/2005 11:18:45baby frustration (Google)26/05/2005 10:20:45critique of mclaren (Google)26/05/2005 10:13:49“The Barbarian Way” (Google)26/05/2005 06:16:02brian mclaren critique (Google)26/05/2005 02:59:31infp leonardo (Google)26/05/2005 01:50:31citybiblewatch (Google)26/05/2005[…]

a true poet…

So I’m checking Chris R’s blog (as I do EVERY DAY) and am thrilled to find a new entry! It seems like this cool poetic meditation on the Word… Ransom PaidMy Word is withheld until I speak. Therefore I seek its return to the womb of my hand, so that the fetus of the Spirit[…]