Blog Tour: From the Garden to the City

Note: If you want to follow along with the Blog Tour for this book, follow this link to the ChurchM.ag site. Several years ago I attended presented at BibleTech 2011 and sat in on a session led by John Dyer. I was immediately impressed. John highlighted things that I wanted to briefly touch on during…

A New Language

In the fall of 1994 (several months after the clip below aired) I was introduced to “the Internet.”  My transport was a creaky old portable computer, my engine was a 9600 baud modem, and the highway was called “Prodigy.” I was blown away. It took forever to do anything, but the endless minutes I spent…

Learning to Change, Changing to Learn

Man it’s been a while! I was sent a link to the video below this morning by a friend who thought I would enjoy it.  She was right!  It is a series of reflections on the shift in narratives that education must take if we are to truly educate people in this intensively connected world….

The Weakest Link

One of the great things about our region is that our regional pastor (rough translation, “A Bishop with severly limited powers, given that they herd cats for a living”) is big on spiritual development.  When I moved to the area he was starting up a mentoring program, akin to a spiritual confessor, called “Pastor to…

We don’t do that any more

When you’ve been part of system where the default stance is to be in hostile conflict for a lengthy period of time, it tends to be bad for your soul.  This is because the system sucks in you energy, hopes, and passion and gives back only bitterness, burnout, and anger.  This is not a good…