One Church, Many Tribes. It’s Not a New Problem.

We used to think that generational difference determined church participation – “Builders” like traditional forms of church, “Boomer” like seeker-sensitive churches, “Gen X” likes a harder, edgier church.   Therefore, when we talk about the Age of Design, that’s just church for Millennials, right? Not exactly. Certainly the cultural zeitgeist shapes the generation coming of age … Continue reading One Church, Many Tribes. It’s Not a New Problem.

The Dawning of the New Creative Era: are you ready?

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?

Note to Pastors: Postmodernism is Dead (so please stop talking about it)

Note: these are some early musings as I pull together material for an upcoming presentation on “Understanding and Engaging Today’s World” in which I was specifically asked to introduce postmodernism.  This series is not a series of fully baked thoughts – I’m asking for your responses, thoughts, arguments, and riddles, jokes or puns.  Thanks.I was … Continue reading Note to Pastors: Postmodernism is Dead (so please stop talking about it)