As I suggested in my last post two posts, we have moved out of the cynical, deconstructing era of Postmodernity and into an era that I have been calling "The New Creative Era"As I've been reflecting further on this trend, I think we might call this era "The Design Age" (I'll tease that idea out … Continue reading 6 Must Read Books for Doing Ministry in the Design Age
Continuing my thinking through my upcoming presentation on "Understanding and Engaging in today's world." I invite you to check out the first post in the series: Postmodernism is Dead.To help get our minds around the new Creative Era we’ve moved into, it might be helpful to contrast a Modernist mindset, a Postmodernist mindset, and a … Continue reading The Dawning of the New Creative Era: are you ready?
Join us in a big, God-honoring project that will bless the poor in the name of Jesus Christ. I call it the 35k by Easter Project.The simple goal is this: to have 35,000 Christians to do three simple things:1) Register as a lender on Kiva.2) Join the “Kiva Christians” lending team.3) Make a loan.Register as … Continue reading 35k by Easter for the Glory of Christ!
I am a collector. Always have been. Sea Shells, rocks, stamps, coins, baseball cards comic books – I’ve collected them all.Collecting is more than a hobby, however; it is a mindset.Tom Stanley taught me this truth in his little book Millionaire Mind (published 2000). Stanley talks about how true wealth generators have a defined sense … Continue reading The Collector Mentality: Curating Your Treasures
10 Reasons for Christians to Lend through Kiva Kiva provides an innovative way to fulfill the Scriptural teaching to help the poor. (Proverbs 22:9, 31:8-9, Ephesians 2:10, James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, etc) Kiva works in partnership with Christian lending organizations. These Christian lenders are actively involved in evangelism and mercy in the name of Christ. … Continue reading 10 Reasons for Christians to Lend Through Kiva
Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple Bigwig and tech guru, said “Nobodies are the new somebodies.” In this world of flat social media, anyone can make a big splash and significant difference. Let’s put that to the test, shall we. Take it as fact that I’m a relative nobody – I have a faithful cadre of … Continue reading A Small Way to be Part of Something Big
Originally printed in the December 2011 Covenant Courier “Happy Holidays.” – Ugh. I tire of watery generic holiday greetings that border on the absurd – “hope you have a super winter solstice”, “best wishes for your winter holiday season”, “may you have a happy non-sectarian semi-religious holiday of your preference.” – bah! Wish me a … Continue reading Oh No, Another War on Christmas Rant
“Thank God that’s over.” That is likely what the vast majority of people will say tomorrow, whether their “side” won or lost. Election day is the culmination of a season of nastiness as politicians and their underlings vie for seats of power and influence. However, we can spin this another way. This is a season … Continue reading Thanksgiving Conspiracy: Election Edition
I’m engaged in a conspiracy. It’s a conspiracy to celebrate Thanksgiving with as much anticipation and excitement as we approach Halloween or Christmas. Our goal, should you join us, is to replace “Turkey Day” with “The Thanksgiving Season”. Care to join us? Then let me challenge you with a little practice for the Thanksgiving Season: … Continue reading Join the Thanksgiving Conspiracy!
Are we not weary of the lies? The television teems with 30 second jeremiads warning of imminent economic disaster. Robo-calls, screened out by caller ID, crowd answering machine space with their denunciations. Friends lose inhibitions, loading Facebook with political jargon and links to fanciful stories woven from half truths and out of context quotes. All … Continue reading The most important thing you do as a citizen