December 2006

Organic Church…

Some personal highlights from Neil Cole’s Organic Church People are leaving the church to preserve their faith Most warm blooded-living things grow to a point and then reproduce Many a church continues long after the soul of the church has departed because the building itself keeps them going. A building can become an artificial life […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Maximum wage?

Flipping through an issue of the Futurist, i stumbled across this revolutional concept for closing the wealth gap (ie. how in the United States 1% of the population holds more wealth than the entire bottom 90% combined). In an article by Sam Pizzigati (www.toomuchonline.org) he proposes a ten times rule for a moving maximum wage. […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Some Christmas photos…

Family… A new generation of babies this year, Stellar, Carter, and Evan Noah Home torched Creme Brule And what’s Christmas without a present for daddy… Nothing like newborn poo shot out on the sleeve!

3 comments Read the full article →

Gandhi and Christmas…

During this Christmas season as the story of God is tossed around, Gandhi has something important to say to us: “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down, and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Nobody loves me…

… like she does. Yvz is the most amazing woman I have ever encountered in my life. Not only is she a passionate follower of Jesus, she’s now a mom. Somewhere in there she finds a way to continuously bless me as my wife. Honey, it would be impossible to describe how you amaze me… […]

9 comments Read the full article →

Holiday reading…

During those rare moments Stellar is sleeping I hope to get ahead on some reading over these next few weeks: Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens by Neil Cole Worship Old and New by Robert E. Webber Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer Worship, Community and The Triune God Of Grace by James B. […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Tracks of a fellow struggler…

Yesterday I read “Tracks of a fellow struggler” by John Claypool for a crisis counseling course I’ll be taking next semester. It was especially moving for me as it was the reflections of a pastor who watched his eight-year old girl die of leukemia. Here are a few contextless snippets: It has taken this long […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Who will create and shape the future church…

Stellar‘s still completely consuming my life these days, but here’s a portion of an article I recently wrote for the seminary newsletter. The church is dying in North America. Most churches won’t acknowledge this because there’s still enough money to keep the lights on. Half of all churches did not connect a single person into […]

9 comments Read the full article →