“The real power of jazz is that a group of people can come together and create improvised art and negotiate their agendas … and that negotiation is the art.” (Wynton Marsalis) I’ve written before on how leadership (at least collaborative leadership) is like being in a band; today I’d like to zero in on that … Continue reading
I confess: I’m passionate about the Bible. Maybe it’s too reflective of my status as a (decidedly not young) grad student, but I am determined to see it taught well, and “used” accurately. I was talking to a friend the other day, and we were talking about how there can be a difference between the historical … Continue reading
Hey everyone… Not really a post today, so much as a “Thank You” and an encouragement for you all to do the same. Thanks for all the encouragement and contributions you all are making here; it’s encouraging to me, and I hope we can continue to learn and explore together… Take a couple minutes (at … Continue reading
This Sunday, we announced to my church that I’m going to be taking some time away. No, I’m not in trouble. For probably 4 years now, I’ve been trying to discern what God may be calling to for the next season of my ministry and life. I’ve been in ministry for 15 years, and almost … Continue reading
I was watching the finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, where they were in Brooklyn, NY. Anthony ended up at Brooklyn Fare, which looked like one of the most unique restaurant experiences I’ve seen in a long time. Mostly, because there are only 18 seats. At one point, Anthony Bourdain looks at his friend Eric … Continue reading
Hey everyone… Just a short film from Behance, a network and platform to view and post creative work. Get on with it, folks!
I wrote this for my church’s e-news. Thought I’d include it here. During our Tuesday staff meeting, Mark and I were talking about Jesus’ family, and how he experienced not only the blessing of having a father, mother, and siblings, but how he also may have experienced the “blessing” of family loss and sorrow. He encouraged … Continue reading
Contrary to popular perception, I’m not a book guy. Honestly. <glancing nervously> No, really I’m not… … I don’t have a problem. … Okay, let me defend myself. I’m not a book guy; I’m an idea guy. I’d actually like to think that I’m a growth guy. I’m hungry for growth—maybe desperately hungry—and to my … Continue reading